Maurice Jones-Drew To Miss Fourth Consecutive Game With Foot Sprain

By Joey Farbo
Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Jones Drew
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be without running back Maurice Jones-Drew for the fourth consecutive game this Sunday when they travel to face the Houston Texans.

Jones-Drew, who suffered a foot sprain in the Jaguars Week 7 loss to the Oakland Raiders, still has not been given a definitive timetable for his return. The Jaguars have kept updating his injury status on a weekly basis, and to this point they have ruled him out early in the week since his injury.

At this point, the Jaguars season has long since been a lost cause, so neither the Jaguars nor Jones-Drew has any incentive to rush him back from the injury. Especially Jones-Drew, who will be entering a contract year next season and is looking for one final big payday before he turns 30-years old.

In the three games as Jones-Drew’s replacement, Jaguars backup Rashad Jennings has struggled to get the ground game going. He has 40 caries for 131 yards and no touchdowns since being thrust into the featured role. Jennings is in a contract year and has squandered his opportunity to show the Jaguars and the rest of the NFL that he is capable of being a featured back.

The Jaguars have better injury news on some of their other players that have recently missed games, however.

Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey told the media on Monday that Jones-Drew was the only player he was ready to rule out this week. That could mean we see the return of fullback Greg Jones and safety Dwight Lowery this week.

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