Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew sent fantasy football drafters into a tizzy with his absence from three consecutive practices this week. Jones-Drew missed practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
But the running back said Thursday that he does not have an injury, he is being held out as a precautionary measure.
"It's like Allen Iverson said, it's practice," Jones-Drew said. "In the preseason. ... There's no worries."
Early in his career, training camp was for winning a roster spot, but now it's more about staying healthy.
As Jets LB Bart Scott said on HBO HardKnocks, "training camp is fun for the first four days," after that, players want to knock off every day two practices and get back to reality. MJD is probably just fatigued. It happens.