Maurice Jones-Drew drawing interest from N.Y. Jets


Now that Toby Gerhart is taking over the Jacksonville Jaguars' backfield, free agent Maurice Jones-Drew is running out of options for a starting job.

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One team showing "serious interest" in Jones-Drew is the New York Jets, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

It's a sensible fit for both sides, as the Jets are reportedly intent on returning to Rex Ryan's "ground 'n' pound" roots.

A litany of injuries have limited returning starter Chris Ivory to an average of less than 10 games per season. Bilal Powell is ideally suited to a backup role, and Mike Goodson is returning from ACL surgery.

Even though MJD averaged just 3.4 yards per carry on a talent-starved Jaguars squad, Jones-Drew was a bear to tackle down the stretch last season. He would add stability to a Jets backfield with more questions than answers.

In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys study the free agency picture with the help of NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.