Maurice Jones-Drew Fantasy News
Jordan Todman is an exclusive rights free agent
Monday, February 10, 2014, 11:28am
Via NFLPA records, Todman’s contract expired after the 2013 season. Via NFL.com’s player page, Todman has only one accrued season, despite being in the league for three total years. All players with fewer than three accrued seasons are exclusive-rights free agents when their contracts expire.
As an exclusive-rights free agent, Todman has two options: Play for the Jaguars or play for no one. While he’s not subject to fines if he doesn’t accept his exclusive-rights tender, Todman can’t join another team. Which means he’s not really a free agent at all.
If the Jaguars let Maurice Jones-Drew walk, they could turn to Todman as their RB1. His YPC (3.4) wasn’t impressive, but it was the same as MJD’s indicating that the offensive line was more of a problem than either of the running backs. As a starter, he did have a nice game against the Bills in Week 15 (29 touches, 153 yards), showing that he can carry the load if necessary.
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Jaguars confirm Maurice Jones-Drew will hit free agency
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:08pm
Owner Shad Khan supported GM Dave Caldwell’s decision to publicly announce the Jaguars would let running back Maurice Jones-Drew hit the free agent market on March 11. But he hopes a new contract agreement can be reached.
Jordan Todman is a restricted free agent and is currently atop the Jaguars' depth chart at running back. His YPC (3.4) wasn’t impressive, but it was the same as MJD’s indicating that the offensive line was more of a problem than either of the running backs. As a starter, he did have a nice game against the Bills in Week 15 (29 touches, 153 yards), showing that he can carry the load if necessary.
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:19am
Jones-Drew has played 61 percent of the Jaguars’ snaps, which is tied for 10th among NFL running backs.
The easy comparison is the contract Steven Jackson signed with Atlanta last off-season — a three-year, $12 million deal ($4 million guaranteed).
MJD's situation will be one to monitor. If he doesn't return, it will open up a starting job for a free agent or a draft pick, or perhaps someone already on the team.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:00pm
Jags RB Maurice Jones-Drew’s workload was obviously less because of the hamstring injury. Coach Gus Bradley said Monday that he’s not sure if Jones-Drew will be able to carry a full workload against Indianapolis on Sunday. He’ll be limited in practice this week.
Jordan Todman should see some touches again this week even if MJD plays. But it looks like more of a committee here with neither back all that great of a start as a result. The Jags play at Indy.
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:48pm
Jags running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) came out of the game in good shape.
He should be good for Week 17 in a matchup at Indy.
Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) doubtful for Week 15
Friday, December 13, 2013, 5:17pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:03am
Jags RB Maurice Jones-Drew, the three-time Pro Bowl running back whose production has increased in recent weeks, will be questionable this week as the Jaguars begin preparing to play the Buffalo Bills, Head Coach Gus Bradley said Monday.
Jones-Drew sustained a hamstring injury in the Jaguars’ victory over Houston last Thursday.
Bradley said Jones-Drew felt better Monday after time off over the weekend, according to the story, but said he likely won’t practice until at least Friday. Jones-Drew told reporters earlier in the day he underwent treatment throughout the weekend and also said that he likely wouldn’t practice until Friday. If that's the case, he could still play in Week 15. Needless to say, his status is up in the air in what would be a pretty decent matchup against the Bills, who are ranked 21st in allowing fantasy points to RBs.