Thursday’s preseason games will be for the backups, rookies, backup’s backups, and even the guys who have no chance to make the final 53-man roster.
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is a rather significant exception to this generalization. The Pro Bowler will play for the first time since offseason knee surgery.
“Still going out there running and still having that burst, that’s really all you want,” Jones-Drew said Monday according to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. “There’s no fatigue factor or anything. I can’t wait to go out there in a live period to see what it’s like and take a couple of hits, get tackled hopefully and get ready for Week One.”
With backups Rashad Jennings and Deji Karim injured, the Jaguars will be watching MJD’s progress closely. So will fantasy owners.
Rotoworld’s online draft guide lists Jones-Drew as a mid-second round pick, but I disagree with my man Silva on this one. If Jones-Drew looks solid this Thursday, I’d be happy to get him outside the top-10 picks.