Maurice Jones-Drew practiced fully for the first time in camp this weekend, and said he felt absolutely no pain afterwards.
That’s great news for the Jaguars and all the fantasy owners out there getting MJD at a discount this year. Jones-Drew, who hosts his own fantasy show with our friend Mike Dempsey on SiriusXM, isn’t happy with his preseason ranking.
“Pretty much every reporter, ‘Will he be back, is it possible to come back and do what he’s done?'” Jones-Drew told reporters Monday. “A lot of fantasy football gurus who have never stepped on the field before or ever been in the locker room, they know the best about football.”
Well, he has a point about getting no love. Jones’ serious knee surgery knocked down his ranking into the second round of Rotoworld’s online draft guide for the first time in years. Silva wants no part of him, but I’ll still take him as a top-10 pick with a healthy preseason.
So far, so good on that front.
“This year, there is no pain. It’s just going out there and playing like I’d been playing the first couple of years without it,” Jones-Drew said.
The Jaguars have said they want to get backup Rashad Jennings more involved this year to save Jones-Drew, which makes sense. MJD warns that his knee problems have been overstated.
“I guess you could pretty much say they got me a new knee on eBay, which is pretty cool,” he said.