MJD says his knee is feeling good

Jaguars running back happy with progress after first practice. Joe Fortenbaugh

Print This August 15, 2011, 09:53 AM EST

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Fantasy owners take note: Maurice Jones-Drew is feeling good.

Maurice Jones-DrewICONMJD says he is currently pain free.

After battling consistent knee pain through the majority of the 2010 season, the Jacksonville running back took part in his first practice on Sunday and came away excited with the outcome.

“I love it,” MJD told on Sunday. “I kind of got that feel back getting hit. Today was no soreness, no setbacks. No nothing.”

Jones-Drew missed two games last season and scored nine fewer touchdowns than he did in 2009, but the five-year veteran still racked up 1,641 total yards and earned his second-consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl.

We’ve currently got MJD ranked 11th overall in our 2011 fantasy projections, which you can check out by CLICKING HERE.

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