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Maurice Jones-Drew Says He?ll Be Full Speed By Early June

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew played just six games during the 2012 season, which means it?s been quite a while since he?s been on a football field.

?I just got back to Jacksonville a couple weeks ago from school, just have been rehabbing every day and getting used to the offseason program,? Jones-Drew said during an appearance on the NFL Network. ?I?ll be back at full speed by probably the end of May, beginning of June, and I just can?t wait to get back out there and play. I only had six weeks of football last year, so it?s just going to be exciting to get back and be with my teammates.?

If Jones-Drew?s timetable holds, he should be available to take part in June?s minicamp. The Jaguars probably won?t push him too hard too fast since a healthy Jones-Drew figures to be their best offensive weapon, but getting some work in before the start of training camp would likely make everyone feel better about Jones-Drew?s status heading into the season.

For more on this story visit: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk


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