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2013 NFL Free Agency: Greg Jones, Jaguars still talking contract

Greg Jones has been the fullback for the Jaguars since the 2004 season.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are still deciding if they'd like to bring back fullback Greg Jones or not for the 2013 season, as Jones' contract has expired and he is set to hit free agency. Jones signed a big contract back in the 2008 offseason to become the highest paid fullback in the league and led the way for both Fred Taylor and current Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

Originally drafted in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft, Jones' originally was going to be a combination fullback/running back for the Jaguars to spell Taylor and be the team's short yardage and goal line back. After suffering multiple knee injuries in college and another in the NFL, Jones wound up just being the teams fullback after tearing up his knee in the 2006 preseason after rushing for nearly 600 yards the previous year.

The pure fullback is going by the wayside in the NFL, but Jones has been a vital part of the Jaguars rushing attack and is a steady blocker in the passing game. According to Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars and Jones are still discussing the possibility of Jones' return, as the team has said there is a place for a fullback in the offensive system going forward.

If Jones is brought back, like Meester, it's likely to be on a short-term teal at a reduced rate.