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