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Jaguars Prepared To Use Maurice Jones-Drew As Featured RB Once Healthy?

Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said he prefers to give his feature back the majority of the workload, per Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

“That’s kind of the way the system works, yes. Whoever starts, the other one will handle the third downs,” Mularkey answered, when asked if Maurice Jones-Drew will get the majority of carries once he’s 100 percent.

Obviously Jones-Drew will be the starter for the Jaguars once he gets some more playing time and more familiar with the new offense ran by offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski. For now, Rashad Jennings will start and get most of the workload for Jaguars in the first few week of the season.

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Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey mentioned that they plan to rotate Maurice Jones-Drew as a third-down back in this week’s game, per John Oehser .

Rashad Jennings will be the focal point of the team’s running game, so for fantasy purposes, he’s clearly the guy to start.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirms that the Jacksonville Jaguars will indeed start RB Rashad Jennings against the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, despite the recent arrival of Maurice Jones-Drew.

The fact that Jennings has put together a solid training camp, paired with the implementation of a new offensive scheme, leaves Jones-Drew with a disadvantage. Players that have held out in the past, seem to have a difficult time getting up to speed, but learning a new offense only complicates matter further. Jennings will likely split carries in the team’s second game of the season.