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Maurice Jones-Drew injury: Jaguars RB where team expected him to be

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was cleared to participate in training camp and didn't appear out of form in action on Friday. Jones-Drew dealt with a lisfranc injury in 2012 that ended his season, leaving him rehabbing for much of the offseason.

"We have a plan for Maurice (Jones-Drew) and to see him make some cuts and go through the line and catch some balls in practice, he's right where we thought he would be," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said. "We're going to continue to work him and monitor his reps, but we'll bring him along."

The team still likely has Jones-Drew on somewhat of a pitch count until they feel he's 100 percent.

"I know he had a lot of excitement. He’s been waiting for this day for a long time and it was good," Bradley said. "It was more of us just holding him back than anything"

Without Jones-Drew in the lineup in 2012 the team struggled to run the football effectively, and despite only playing six games, Jones-Drew still led the team in rushing yards.

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