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Maurice Jones-Drew could return to Jaguars, GM says

On Sunday's "Around The League Podcast," Gregg Rosenthal opined that running back Maurice Jones-Drew is poised to enter his final month with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jones-Drew has managed a paltry 3.2 yards per carry through 11 starts in the final season of a five-year contract. Logic dictates that a rebuilding team can ill afford to shell out major money for a running back entering the back nine of his career.

General manager David Caldwell told WJXL-FM in Jacksonville on Tuesday night, however, that it's premature to write off the likelihood of another contract with Jones-Drew.

According to Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union, Caldwell said it's a "realistic possibility" that Jones-Drew will be back in Jacksonville for the 2014 season.

Although Jones-Drew has looked better on a competitive Jaguars team the past three weeks, he simply hasn't been the same back since returning from offseason Lisfranc surgery.

Week 12 was the first time in the past 13 games he's cleared 75 rushing yards. He had reached that number in 23 of 26 games prior. Unless he accepts a bargain-basement deal, it's hard to imagine Jones-Drew in a Jaguars uniform next season.

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