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By PFW staff

On the heels of a report by the National Football Post that Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee recently and will miss the remainder of the preseason, other sources are refuting that report,

According to NFP, Jones-Drew recently underwent the arthroscopic procedure to clean out his knee as a result of lingering meniscus issues. However, CBSSports.com refuted that report, hearing from a source that Jones-Drew has not had surgery this offseason and is simply being rested.

The Florida Times-Union also took issue with the report, citing Jones-Drew's agent and an independent source.

"Absolutely false," agent Adisa Bakari told the Times-Union's Tania Ganguli. "Maurice did not have surgery."

NFP's report also said that Jones-Drew could play this weekend against Tampa Bay if it were a regular-season game.

"What arthroscopic surgery is there that a player can return in one week?" Bakari said. "There isn't one."

The star running back has not practiced all week but told reporters, "There's no worries."

Jones-Drew's backup Rashad Jennings, a second-year player out of Liberty who played in 15 games last season, should get the bulk of the carries this weekend against Tampa Bay. Recently signed RB Kolby Smith should also get some looks.  

 

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