Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew is expected to hit free agency in March, but Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell indicated that the team would still be interested in re-signing the team’s top runner.
John Oesher of Jaguars.com reported via Twitter that, “Caldwell wouldn't envision signing MJD before free agency. Says MJD has earned the right to test market.”
While that could be loosely translated to mean that the Jaguars don’t want to overpay for a running back who saw his average per carry plummet to a career-low 3.4 yards his season, either way it appears that the 28-year-old Jones-Drew will have a chance to test his value on the open mar-ket. Jones-Drew just finished his eighth season.
Jones-Drew led the league in rushing in 2011 with 1,606 yards. He held out in 2012 and then suffered through an injury-riddled season. He had 803 yards rushing this season.
Follow me on Twitter @JasonPhilColehttp://www.twitter.com/jasonphilcole
APR 23 Joel Corry
The 49ers have a multitude of options for how to handle the star pass rusher’s contract situation.
APR 22 Jerry Angelo
A former general manager shares the tricks of the trade when it comes to the NFL’s annual selection show.
APR 21 National Football Post
The "Intro to Scouting" graduates' takes on the talented RB prospect.