Jaguars vs. Jets 2013: Maurice Jones-Drew, Justin Blackmon will play

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The Jaguars will finally see Maurice Jones-Drew and Justin Blackmon get game action in the 2013 preseason against the New York Jets on Saturday.

The Jacksonville Jaguars were without both Justin Blackmon and Maurice Jones-Drew for their first preseason game against the Miami Dolphins last week. On Saturday evening however, the team will have both players back and in the game at some point.

Jones-Drew has been coming back from a Lisfranc injury that caused him to miss the final 10 games of the 2012 season. Jones-Drew looks to be back and ready to go, but the team has held him back a little bit as a precaution, including keeping him out of last weeks game. Jones-Drew is expected to get some playing time early on Saturday, but don't expect him to play a ton.

Blackmon on the other hand missed last week's game because he began the season on the PUP list, recovering from offseason groin surgery. He returned to practice earlier in the week and by all accounts has made some great plays. He's not expected to start, but he should get plenty of playing time early on.

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