Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has missed only one practice and the team’s lone preseason game so far and both were coach Gus Bradley’s decision.
Out the entire off-season following late December foot surgery, Jones-Drew has been one of camp’s bright spots, steadily increasing his first-team reps each week.
So will Jones-Drew be on the field against the New York Jets?
“I won’t know until Saturday,” he said after practice today. “It’s just one of those things. You have to prepare yourself to play. If I get the green light, I get it. If I don’t, I’ll go back to work next week and do it all over again.”
On Saturday, Bradley gave a “we’ll see,” answer regarding Jones-Drew facing the Jets.
MJD is moving up the rankings with a healthy camp. Our main concern is with the Jaguars' offense as a whole and the team's decision to move to a zone-blocking scheme in the running game, which effectively destroyed Darren McFadden in 2012. MJD may be better suited for the ZBS, but only time will tell.