Early in the week, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he thought running back Maurice Jones-Drew could play in Week Three after injuring his ankle against the Raiders.
That seemed like the probable scenario when Jones-Drew’s MRI came back without a sign of serious structural damage and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Wednesday that the plan was for Jones-Drew to be on the field against the Seahawks. It’s looking a little less probable now.
Bradley said Thursday, via John Oehser of the Jaguars website, that Jones-Drew was still experiencing problems with swelling in the ankle and that he wouldn’t practice on Thursday. Bradley also said that the running back’s status for Sunday remains “up in the air” as a result.
Jordan Todman filled in for Jones-Drew in Week Two after the injury, which makes him the likeliest choice to fill in as a starter if Jones-Drew can’t go against Seattle. Justin Forsett and Denard Robinson would be other backfield options for the Jags, whose already slim chances of knocking off the Seahawks in Seattle would take a serious hit without their most productive offensive player.