Jaguars May Not Rush Maurice Jones-Drew Into Starting Lineup When He Returns

If Maurice Jones-Drew returns to the Jacksonville Jaguars this preseason, he won't be handed the starting job right away. Head coach Mike Mularkey said Jones-Drew will be eased back into the rotation once he returns, according to The Florida Times-Union.

"I think it would be a disservice to put him in if he was not fully prepared. It would be a health risk to do that. If he’s not prepared, it is not going to help us offensively and it’s not going to help our team if he’s not ready to go at full strength. I would never put our team in jeopardy of being in that position.’’

Rashad Jennings is slated to be the starting running back right now with Montell Owens as the backup.

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