Mularkey says he expects RB Jennings to start Week One

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 7:24 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said at his press conference Monday that he expects Rashad Jennings will be the team's starting running back Week One.

"I expect Rashad [Jennings] will start, we'll just have to see," Mularkey said, according to the Florida Times-Union. According to Gene Frenette, Mularkey clarified that he wasn't ruling holdout Maurice Jones-Drew from being the starter against the Vikings.

However, Mularkey, who hasn't seen Jones-Drew in person yet, doesn't know what kind of physical condition MJD is in. According to Frenette, Jones-Drew, who has held out for 32 days now, can report as late as Sept. 3 and begin practice immediately.

Under that scenario, he would have a lot to do to show Mularkey he can start Week One, learning a new offense and proving he's in game shape in less than a week.