The Jacksonville Jaguars have had one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL the past few seasons with running back Maurice Jones-Drew running through holes created by his lead blocker Greg Jones, but that all might be coming to an end.
Jones, who has not generated much interest in the first two weeks of free agency, is visiting with the Jaguars AFC South rival Houston Texans on Tuesday. Like the Jaguars, the Texans are one of the few teams that still feature the fullback position prominently in their offense, so their interest in Jones is not surprising.
The Jaguars have slow played their interest in their own veteran free agents as the team has attempted to get younger this offseason, only bringing back older guys if the price is right. Last week the Jaguars re-signed veteran center Brad Meester, who took a significant pay cut to stay in Jacksonville. It would not be surprising if the Jaguars were expecting Jones to take a similar salary cut if he wants to stay.
The legend of Jones has grown over the years among Jaguars fans who have celebrated him for his big muscles and his willingness to mix it up after the play with opponents. His reputation has been well earned, as Jones is probably one of the last people you would want to see coming at you on the football field.
Despite Jones popularity among Jaguars fans and his backfield mate Jones-Drew, fullback is far from a premium position and the Jaguars can find several significantly younger and cheaper options this offseason if he decides to leave.