Maurice Jones-Drew likely back for Jaguars in Week 3

  • By Gregg Rosenthal
  • Around The League Editor
  • Published: Sept. 18, 2013 at 10:13 a.m.
  • Updated: Sept. 18, 2013 at 11:39 a.m.

Maurice Jones-Drew was in and out of last week's depressing loss to the Oakland Raiders, finishing with only 27 yards on ten carries after suffering a foot tendon sprain.

Life for the Jacksonville Jaguars only gets tougher this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, but it sounds like Jones-Drew will be back on the field. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Jones-Drew is "good" after his MRI results came back. The plan is to play on Sunday, according a source who spoke with MJD.
It's been a rough start to the year for the Jaguars and Jones-Drew. He is averaging fewer than 3 yards-per-carry thus far and doesn't look fully recovered due to missing the offseason after having foot surgery in December.
Jones-Drew not only is playing for the only franchise he's ever called home, but he's playing for a potential contract on the free agent market after the season.
The Jaguars are expected to start Chad Henne at quarterback against the Seahawks in Week 3. If you go by's power rankings, this matchup features the best team in the league against the worst team.