Running back Maurice Jones-Drew returned to practice Wednesday, a welcome sight for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jones-Drew missed practice Monday because of a bruised right leg. He got hurt in the final preseason game last week when Washington cornerback Fred Smoot tackled him low from behind, a hit Jones-Drew is still upset about.
He worked in full pads Wednesday, showing no problems running, cutting and catching passes.
"It's the first day, but I feel great," Jones-Drew said before practice. "Go out there, run around, have a good time, cut on it, catch balls, get in the fire and see how I dress when people are coming at me."
Coach Jack Del Rio said there's little doubt his offensive star will be ready to go when the Jaguars open the season at Indianapolis on Sunday.