Maurice Jones-Drew insists he's not hurt

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew returned to practice this week and isn’t listed on the team’s Week One injury report, but he’s still facing questions about whether his knee will slow him down this year.

And he’s still insisting that his knee is fine.

There is no injury,” Jones-Drew said on a conference call with Denver reporters.

Jones-Drew also strongly denied a report that he had knee surgery.

“I don’t even know where that report came from, to tell you the truth. It came from out of nowhere, I guess some guy wanted to get his newspaper built up. I don’t know how that happened,” Jones-Drew said. “It’s a non-issue. It’s a rest issue. We’ve been working hard since April, and coaches and I decided it was better to rest.”

Jones-Drew’s fantasy owners won’t rest easy until they see him go on Sunday.