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Maurice Jones-Drew: 'Things are going to work out'


Somewhere on the outskirts of the standoff between Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the collective psyche of millions of fantasy football enthusiasts hangs in the balance.

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Fantasy owners want concrete answers -- not theories -- about Jones-Drew's status for Week 1. The running back, largely silent in recent months, voiced optimism Wednesday.

"I think things are going to work out ... everything's going to be good," Jones-Drew told's Marcas Grant during a DirecTV-sponsored video teleconference.

Perhaps more telling, MJD -- a rabid fantasy player -- promised to draft himself first, as he's done every season. Unless he's out to tank his league, this is encouraging chatter.

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