Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew said Wednesday morning that he is healthy. “There is no injury,” he said on a conference call with Denver reporters.
Jones-Drew did not play in the Jaguars’ final three preseason game and there were reports and speculation that the Jags’ running back was dealing with a knee injury. Jones-Drew last month refuted a report that he had minor surgery on his knee. He had only six carries, for a total of negative two yards, in the first two preseason games.
“I don’t even know where that report came from, to tell you the truth. It came from out of nowhere, I guess some guy wanted to get his newspaper built up. I don’t know how that happened,” Jones-Drew said. “It’s a non-issue. It’s a rest issue. We’ve been working hard since April, and coaches and I decided it was better to rest.”