Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew was questionable to play after sustaining an ankle injury during the second quarter of last week’s 19-9 loss at Oakland. He was able to start, but once again found little room to work.
“A lot of the swelling went away,” Jones-Drew said. “This morning, I felt fine out there cutting, so I went out there and played.”
If there were any positives from Sunday, Jones-Drew’s ankle issue seems to be behind him.
“It was fine,” he said. “I could cut, jump, the whole nine [yards]. I don’t think I’ve been 100 percent since the day I started playing football.”
As the story pointed out, Seattle’s defensive line consistently shut down running lanes for the Jaguars. Jones-Drew finished the game with 19 carries for 43 yards, a 2.3-yard average, with a long of 8 yards. He didn’t have positive rushing yards until more than six minutes into the second quarter. Perhaps some good news is Jones-Drew was still in the game with the outcome decided as he participated in the Jaguars’ final drive. He scored on a two-yard TD in the third quarter to help owners who took a chance and played him in a tough matchup salvage something.