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Maurice Jones-Drew: I'll be back at full speed by June

On the heels of three 1,000-yard seasons, Maurice Jones-Drew's 2012 campaign was an injury-plagued wash.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars running back is on the mend from a season-ending Lisfranc fracture in his left foot and told NFL Network, "I'm feeling good."

"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 in an interview on Thursday's "NFL Total Access." "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."

Jones-Drew began jogging "lightly" earlier this month and rehabbed the foot while living in a run-of-the-mill freshman dorm room at UCLA, his alma mater, where he returned this offseason to earn his degree in history.

The Jaguars are counting on MJD to make a return to the field after just five starts in 2012. In 2011, Jones-Drew led the NFL with 1,606 yards on the ground, even with defenses knowing he was the only weapon Jacksonville had to offer.

New Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has vowed to pound the ball at opponents, meaning MJD -- once healthy -- is a solid bet to chalk up serious yardage once again come September.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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