Maurice Jones-Drew | RB | Jacksonville Jaguars
Posted: 12/12/2013 4:52pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is "very questionable" for the team's Week 15 game, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: MJD will try to give his hammy a test drive Friday, but it's looking like a game-time decision in any case. Get a Plan B option in order now.
Posted: 12/9/2013 2:08pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is holding out hope he will be available to play in the team's Week 15 game. Jones-Drew will test out his hamstring Friday, Dec. 13. 'You've got to be patient,' Jones-Drew said. 'You don't want to reinjure it. I've been doing treatment all weekend. We'll see how it goes later in the week when we test it out on Friday. Try to get the scar down.'
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on him this week. Hopefully the extra few days after the Thursday game will get him on the field this Sunday.
Posted: 12/7/2013 1:09am et
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) said Friday, Dec. 6, in a radio interview that he will be ready to play in Week 15. He suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 13 game against the Houston Texans which required an MRI. 'Definitely,' Jones-Drew said. 'Definitely. That's always been the plan. Right now, I mean, I just want to make sure everything is on track. And then we'll see how it goes next week but I expect to be out there playing with my teammates.'
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew left late in the game against Houston after posting 103 yards on 14 carries. Jones-Drew has a great matchup to exploit next week against Buffalo. If he can't go, Jordan Todman will get the start.
Posted: 12/6/2013 12:24pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) will undergo an MRI exam on his right hamstring Friday, Dec. 6, after being injured in the team's Week 14 game Thursday, Dec. 5. His injury doesn't look to be serious, and he is expecting to play in Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills. He ran for a season-high 103 yards against the Houston Texans, his first 100-yard game since Week 3 of last year. Jones-Drew has 719 rushing yards this year, with 264 coming the last three weeks.
Huddle Up: MJD will have a couple extra days to get healthy for Week 15 after playing Thursday night, which is good news for fantasy owners who have been able to capitalize on his strong play of late and advance in their fantasy playoffs.
Posted: 12/5/2013 11:31pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew limped into the lockerroom with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter with what looked to be a right hamstring injury suffered on a pass reception. With his night looking to be done, he had 14 rushes for 103 yards and 2 catches for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: Tough luck for MJD owners starting him in the playoffs as the RB has been relatively healthy all season. He did, however, notch his first 100-yard rushing game since Week 3 of the 2012 season before leaving.
Posted: 12/4/2013 12:16am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (non-injury) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: It's a short week leading up to Thursday night's game against the Texans, and this doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about, especially with it being a non-injury absence. Plan to continue starting MJD, who's accounted for a touchdown in 4 straight games.
Posted: 11/26/2013 11:46pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said Tuesday, Nov. 26, in a radio interview that there is a 'realistic possibility' of RB Maurice Jones-Drew remaining with the team after this season.
Huddle Up: Duly note that this talk is coming from the Jags' side, and that the 28-year-old RB -- he'll turn 29 in March -- may have other ideas concerning his next contact and playing for team that's not annually eliminated from playoff contention by Columbus Day.
Posted: 11/8/2013 11:48am et
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said the plan is to give RB Maurice Jones-Drew 20 carries and RB Denard Robinson 14 carries per game.
Huddle Up: This sounds similar to the Titans' plan last week to give Chris Johnson 20 carries and Shonn Greene 15. The supposition, of course, is that the Jaguars will get at least 34 carries--tough to do when you're playing from behind. Ultimately, the Jags want to get a look at Robinson and know that MJD isn't in their future plans--both things to consider as you set your rosters for this year's playoff run and beyond.
Posted: 10/29/2013 7:54pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew has been much more effective in the last four games, and he set season highs in rushing yards (75) and total yards (122) in the team's Week 8 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He's been used more in the passing game recently, too, catching six passes for 47 yards against the 49ers. He entered the game with just 10 catches for 63 yards in the previous games. 'The more you're in space the better you start to feel,' Jones-Drew said. 'The more you get in the open field you get a feel for guys and how they tackle. You're able to make those X-factor plays.'
Huddle Up: MJD may be coming around at just the right time as fantasy GMs had banished him to bench in many leagues. The RB, though, hit season highs in rushing attempts (19) and touches (25) versus the Niners, and it'll be interesting to see if he picks up where he left off when the Jags return from their Week 9 bye.
Posted: 9/27/2013 10:08pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 27, but is probable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: MJD has been limited each of the past 2 practices but don't hesitate to plug him into your starting lineup as he played and was fairly productive (62 total yards, TD) in a Week 2 loss at Seattle after basically not practicing at all last week.
Posted: 9/26/2013 8:16pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: MJD was back on the field after being given Wednesday, and barring some kind of setback, he should be good to go Sunday after playing in Week 3 with basically no practice last week.
Posted: 9/25/2013 6:03pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: Interesting development, but maybe he just needed a day off to rest that ankle. MJD has a nice matchup this week.
Posted: 9/20/2013 10:00am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew's status is in doubt for Week 3. He's still experiencing swelling in the ankle. 'It still bothers (him) when he goes up on the balls of his feet - he can still feel a little bit of an issue there,' head coach Gus Bradley said. 'The swelling is what is causing the pain. If we can get that out of there, we'll have a better idea of where he's at.' If he can't go, and it's starting to look like he'll be limited at best, Jordan Todman would start. Denard Robinson would move up the depth chart, and Justin Forsett would remain the third-down back.
Huddle Up: A healthy Jones-Drew would have been a tough start in Seattle; a hobbled MJD, or an untested backup, screams "avoid" in Week 3.
Posted: 9/19/2013 11:32pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 19. RB Jordan Todman will start in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks if Jones-Drew can't play.
Huddle Up: It was the same story as Wednesday for MJD, who still has expressed optimism that he'll play Sunday in Seattle. Even so, it's going to be awfully tough to place any fantasy faith in the the RB, who's gained only 72 yards on 25 carries so far against the likes of the Chiefs and Raiders.
Posted: 9/19/2013 12:22am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 18. He still plans on playing in the Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks. 'I feel like I'll be fine,' Jones-Drew said. 'It's kind of a little setback but we'll see how things go today and hopefully I'll be out there tomorrow or Friday.'
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew will probably come down to a game-time decision Sunday but either way he has an awful match-up against Seattle's stonewall rush defense. If MJD can't go, Jordan Todman and Justin Forsett will fill in for him.
Posted: 9/18/2013 10:24am et
The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to have RB Maurice Jones-Drew in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Great news... except the Jags travel to Seattle to face the vaunted Seahawks run defense. Oh, and they're still the Jaguars. So even if available Jones-Drew is a risky fantasy play at best this week.
Posted: 9/17/2013 5:15pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) could sit out practice all week, and still play in the team's Week 3 game. 'We'll know more on Wednesday, but all accounts it looks pretty good,' head coach Gus Bradley said. 'I know he felt good this morning, so that's a positive sign. ... We feel like he's got a chance to be back on Sunday.'
Huddle Up: It's simple math, really: A gimpy MJD + a punchless Jaguar offense + a road game against one of the league's stingiest defenses (Seattle) = A spot on your bench this week for Jones-Drew.
Posted: 9/16/2013 5:22pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) has a tendon strain in his ankle but has a chance to play Week 3.
Huddle Up: Note: bench him if he does. That Seahawks defense isn't messing around.
Posted: 9/15/2013 9:45pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle in the Week 2 loss against the Oakland Raiders, according to head coach Gus Bradley. X-rays were negative, and Jones-Drew is expected to have an MRI.
Huddle Up: This is a good initial report. Monitor MJD for additional injury news this week.
Posted: 9/15/2013 8:50pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) left the Week 2 game in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders due to an ankle injury and he is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: This adds injury to insult for MJD, who now has two disappointing weeks in a row. Monitor his situation this week.
Posted: 8/22/2013 3:17pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) could play a quarter in the team's third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: MJD continues to progress after playing in only 6 games a season ago. He has 3 carries for 9 yards and 1 reception for 20 more so far this preseason.
Posted: 8/17/2013 10:09pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 17, against the New York Jets, carrying three times for nine yards, and adding one reception for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: It was just good to see MJD out there again considering this was his first live action since Week 7 of last season. Jones-Drew looked sharp and even though his age, team and injury makes him a bit of a risk, MJD is locked in as a RB2 for the 2013 season.
Posted: 8/15/2013 11:21am et
The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to give RB Maurice Jones-Drew some carries in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, against the New York Jets. "I understand I haven't played in a while," Jones-Drew said Wednesday, Aug. 14. "Things have been going better than we thought. This is the right time to kind of take that next step."
Huddle Up: MJD has been creeping back up the fantasy rankings this preseason, and a strong showing would go a long way towards boosting him even further.
Posted: 8/10/2013 4:18pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said he is not sure if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) will play in the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: Jacksonville is being cautious with Jones-Drew and it's understandable given their current QB situation. The Jaguars will need to rely heavily on the running game this year, so there's no need to rush MJD back in the preseason. Look for Jones-Drew to get some live action in during the Jaguars' third game against Philadelphia if he doesn't play next week.
Posted: 8/7/2013 6:38pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) said he is not having any problems with his foot during training camp. 'There's no pain in my foot. I'm cutting great, no swelling. It's like back to normal again.'
Huddle Up: It's good news that Jones-Drew isn't experiencing any pain after suffering the tricky Lisfranc injury. Even coming off an injury, the Jaguars will need to lean heavily on Jones-Drew and the running game this season given their shaky QB situation. If healthy, Jones-Drew could prove to be a bargain at his third round ADP. MJD is a classic boom or bust fantasy pick.
Posted: 7/27/2013 1:23am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew participated in practice Friday, July 26, and did not have any problems with his surgically repaired foot. He said he feels good but knows he has to get to the point where he can carry the ball 20 to 25 times. Jones-Drew received about 12 repetitions during practice. Head coach Gus Bradley said the team will monitor his reps but want to see him cut and catch some passes during practice.
Huddle Up: It's early, but it's good to see MJD getting in some work. The Jags will bring him along slowly, and as they do expect to see his fantasy value rise towards the top end of the fantasy RB2s.
Posted: 7/24/2013 12:11pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew would not reveal his current weight Tuesday, July 23, but said he would like to start the regular season between 212 and 215 pounds. He was cleared to participate in practice earlier in the day, and said he felt 100 percent when running on hills in Miami earlier in the month with a group of running backs that included San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore.
Huddle Up: A foot injury generally means difficulty in working out, but if MJD is running hills with Frank Gore it sounds like that isn't an issue. Right now the news on Jones-Drew is mostly good, but it will be nice to see him back on the field running with the team.
Posted: 7/20/2013 10:09am et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team will evaluate RB Maurice Jones-Drew at the start of training camp to see how much can do during practice.
Huddle Up: MJD is still working his way back from a foot injury, and neither the team nor Jones-Drew has provided a timetable for his return to action. The expectation is that he'll be ready for the start of the season, but with a new regime starting the rebuilding process in Jacksonville he's no lock to walk right back into 20-plus touches a game.
Posted: 7/17/2013 12:19am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) may not go at full speed at the start of training camp, according to offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch. "We have to make sure he can just not plant off his foot, but be tackled on his foot and be able to bounce right back up and be able to withstand a lot of carries," Fisch said. "When we start seeing those things, we'll have a better feel of what type of guy he can be. "We're not going to overburden him until he feels he's 100 percent."
Huddle Up: Smart move for the Jags with MJD having been around the block a few times heading into his 8th season. No sense having him take a preseason pounding.
Posted: 7/12/2013 12:08pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars running backs coach Terry Richardson said he is confident that RB Maurice Jones-Drew will be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew is still working his way back from the foot injury that prematurely ended his 2012 campaign. Fantasy owners would prefer to see MJD at some point during the preseason so as to gauge how close he is to his old self and set his fantasy value accordingly.
Posted: 6/26/2013 11:48am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew is likely to have a civil lawsuit filed against him stemming from the nightclub altercation.
Huddle Up: The video evidence wasn't enough for authorities to pursue criminal charges against Jones-Drew, but the burden of proof is less strenuous in a civil case so MJD will have to bust out the lawyers to defend his honor... and his bank account.
Posted: 6/26/2013 12:02am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew will not be suspended, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The NFL has traditionally not suspended a player who hasn't been charged with a crime, and he has no history of bad behavior. He should be on the field for Week 1. To the question of whether the running back would pursue legal action because statements about the player made by the opposing counsel turned out to be false, Jones-Drew's lawyer, Hank Coxe, said 'almost definitely not.'
Huddle Up: With his legal troubles (hopefully) in the rearview mirror, MJD can focus on bouncing back from his 2012 foot injury and regaining his status as a fantasy RB1.
Posted: 6/25/2013 12:06pm et
Updating an ongoing story, prosecutors have decided not to press charges against Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew for his reported involvement in a May 26 night-club altercation.
Huddle Up: Good news for MJD as it's one less hurdle the RB has to clear coming back from a Lisfranc injury that cost him the final 10 games of the 2012 season. Earlier this week, Jones-Drew told the Florida Times-Union that he plans to be ready and in attendance for the start of the team's training camp next month after sitting out OTAs.
Posted: 6/16/2013 12:39am et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the plan is for RB Maurice Jones-Drew to fully participate in practice once training camp begins. Caldwell said he is not concerned that Jones-Drew will be rusty if he comes to camp in shape.
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew is a pro so he can be expected to be ready. However, on a bad foot there's only so much he can do and Jacksonville does have a new coach and offense--just a couple reasons why it's difficult to simply insert MJD back among the top tier of fantasy backs.
Posted: 6/10/2013 3:09pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew said he will not be able to participate in the team's minicamp because of his foot injury. He said his rehab is on schedule and hopes to be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: So Jones-Drew isn't healthy yet, and he still hasn't received an upgrade over the contract that caused him to hold out last year. You'll want to see MoJo back on the field--healthy for sure, and likely better compensated as well--before banking on him for anything close to his usual fantasy productivity this season.
Posted: 5/30/2013 5:28pm et
More details on whether Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew will be charged with misdemeanor battery for an incident that occurred Sunday, May 26, will come forth next week.
Huddle Up: Should be interesting. Plenty of time for this incident to sort itself out before fantasy draft day, but with Jones-Drew already dealing with recovery from a foot injury and unhappiness with his contract ... well, all he needs is more off-the-field distractions.
Posted: 5/29/2013 12:16am et
Updating a previous report, there will be no criminal charges filed against Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew for an incident Sunday, May 26.
Huddle Up: Initially, there were reports that MJD was involved in a bar fight and could face battery charges after allegedly punching a security guard, but it's sounds as if the RB has been cleared of any wrongdoing for now.
Posted: 5/13/2013 3:24pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew said he is making progress in his rehab from foot surgery. He was able to run at 75 percent Monday, May 13.
Huddle Up: Let's see MoJo get back to 100 percent before we start considering him anything but a shell of his former fantasy self. Eliminating the possibility of a holdout over the same contract Jones-Drew walked out on last season would also be a plus, but we'll worry about the health thing first.
Posted: 4/12/2013 2:17pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team will not trade RB Maurice Jones-Drew and will assess his contract situation after the season.
Huddle Up: After the season? Yeah, that's gonna sit well with a guy who held out last year, then got injured. This situation will probably be revisited prior to training camp, as fantasy owners try to gauge not only MoJo's health but willingness to play under his current contract.
Posted: 4/4/2013 4:38pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) has not been cleared to participate in offseason workouts at this point. He is also expected to sit out the team's minicamp in two weeks.
Huddle Up: MJD's last action came in Week 7, but he didn't have surgery until late December, extending his recovery time this offseason.
Posted: 3/22/2013 10:28am et
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew's initial injury was a lisfranc fracture in his left foot.
Huddle Up: This comes as a complete surprise to absolutely no one, even though the Jags refused to identify the injury as a lisfranc fracture when it initially happened. The lingering "foot sprain" is a poor disguise for a lisfranc fracture.
Posted: 3/19/2013 11:44pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is expected to get the walking boot on his left foot taken off this week. Jones-Drew will begin his rehab once he is out of the boot.
Huddle Up: After leading the league with 1,606 rushing yards in 2011, MJD was limited to a little more than a quarter of that total with 414 a year ago. He was holding out hope of returning late last season, but having surgery in the weeks following his injury instead of late December obviously would have the better option in hindsight.
Posted: 2/9/2013 7:27pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew will be running behind a new blocking scheme this year. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch plans to install the zone blocking scheme which was popularized by Alex Gibbs when he was the Denver Broncos offensive line coach under then head coach Mike Shanahan. The scheme originally featured smaller, quicker linemen, but said bigger linemen can adjust to it and he believed the team has the personnel to make the transition work.
Huddle Up: The transition to zone blocking didn't exactly work out for Darren McFadden in Oakland, so there is certainly reason to be wary about Jones-Drew and the Jaguars. And if MoJo opts to hold out again, as Jacksonville doesn't seem interested in reworking his contract, it could be a flat-out disaster. Hey, at least they have a passing game to fall back on; oh, wait...
Posted: 2/4/2013 6:20pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said the team will wait until near the end of next season before addressing RB Maurice Jones-Drew's contract situation. Jones-Drew currently has one year left on his contract but has indicated he will not hold out of training camp.
Huddle Up: Yeah, that's going to go over real well. Jones-Drew held out last year, reporting at the last minute and then suffered a season-ending injury. Certainly he'll want to play this year on a bottom-feeding team in full-on rebuilding mode, and do so without any security beyond this year's deal. Yes, that was sarcasm.
Posted: 1/31/2013 12:28pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) revealed the injury he suffered this season was a mid-foot fracture, not the more serious Lisfranc break that was assumed by many. 'I did mess up some things, but it wasn't what people thought it was,' Jones-Drew said. The running back acknowledged he should have had surgery in late November, not late December. 'I made some decisions I shouldn't have made,' Jones-Drew said. 'But there are no hard feelings. It's a business and we're all on the same page now, hopefully.'
Huddle Up: It was a lost 2012 season all-around for the 2011 NFL rushing leader, but definitely don't forget about MJD when ranking the top RBs on your draft board this summer.
Posted: 1/30/2013 11:33am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew is determined to bounce back following a disappointing 2012 campaign, which included missing 10 games with a broken foot, according to former NFL RB LaDainian Tomlinson. "MJD is determined to come back from this and be as good as he's ever been. And I think he'll do that," Tomlinson said.
Huddle Up: MoJo has bounced back before, but he's not getting any younger and the Jags have a long way to go at several key positions just to give him some help. Tough to see him cracking the top 10 fantasy backs heading into the 2013 season.
Posted: 12/28/2012 1:55pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) will have surgery on his foot Friday, Dec. 28, and will be out until May.
Huddle Up: This makes two surgeries in three years for Jones-Drew, who turns 28 in March. He might not be on the downslope of his career from an age perspective, but having a bone-on-bone condition on top of foot issues cannot be good for his fantasy future.
Posted: 12/28/2012 12:04pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew was placed on Injured Reserve.
Huddle Up: Wow, what a shocking development. MoJo might have been better served sticking with his holdout. He'll have plenty of time to recover before next preseason.
Posted: 12/25/2012 6:11pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is unlikely to play in Week 17. He ran at varying intensity levels for three days last week, but soreness forced him to be shut down Sunday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: A total lost season for the 2011 rushing champ, who played in only 6 contests and had a single 100-yard game.
Posted: 12/21/2012 3:09pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is out for Week 16.
Huddle Up: MJD was iffy at best, so you can now put this one to bed. Montell Owens is not a great alternative against the Patriots this week.