"I have to work to get my job back," Jones-Drew told The Florida Times-Union after Wednesday's practice. "That's all it is. Nobody has ever given me anything, so I'm used to it. I like it because the competition is going to be great."
"It won't be tough," Jones-Drew said. "Last year we had a little fall out because I thought I should have carried the ball more after I thought I was ready. It's not necessarily about being ready, it's about earning that position and earning that time. It's going to take a little longer and I understand that. That's what happens when you do the things I did."
Jennings has produced all summer and will spend a good chunk of the autumn eating away at Jones-Drew's workload. For Jennings -- a free agent in 2013 -- these games represent an audition to play a role other than MJD's understudy. Whether that happens in Jacksonville or elsewhere might come down to how the Jaguars feel about Jones-Drew after this season.