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Maurice Jones-Drew injury: Jaguars RB likely out vs. Bills

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been without running back Maurice Jones-Drew since he injured his foot against the Oakland Raiders and likely will be without him once again against the Buffalo Bills.

Cary Emondson-US PRESSWIRE

The Jacksonville Jaguars running game has suffered for most of the 2012 season, even prior to the injury to running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Jones-Drew injured his foot on his first carry against the Oakland Raiders weeks ago and hasn't played since. There were some fears that Jones-Drew could miss the rest of the 2012 season with the injury, but Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey doesn't think that will be the case.

"We still think he has a chance to come back for a few games," Mularkey told reporters at his Monday press conference.

The Jaguars want to finish the season strong, despite their 2-9 record, and getting back a healthy Jones-Drew would certainly help that. The Jaguars currently rank 31st in the NFL in rushing, with just 895 yards on the season averaging 3.6 yards per carry.

The Jaguars have had issues on their interior offensive line and fullback Greg Jones has missed a handful of games, but getting Jones-Drew back in the lineup at some point should certainly help.