Jones-Drew says he’s about two weeks away


Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has now missed three games after suffering a sprained foot early in a loss to the Raiders.

He could be missing a couple more games.

Three days after coach Mike Mularkey said Jones-Drew could return for a November 18 trip to Houston, Jones-Drew tells Alex Flanagan of NFL Network that he’s roughly two weeks away from coming back.

The Jaguars host Tennessee on November 25, and they go to Buffalo on December 2.

Jones-Drew, who led the NFL in rushing last season, has 414 yards on 86 carries, which equates to an average of 4.8 yards per attempt.

There’s not much he can do to help a seven-loss team down the stretch; thus, it’ll be interesting to see what happens in the offseason.  He surely still wants a new contract, and the Jags could decide to try to trade him in lieu of either paying with him or dealing with a guy who wants to be paid.