Maurice Jones-Drew injury: Jaguars RB has a chance to play vs. Patriots

Michael Hickey

The Jaguars could have star running back Maurice Jones-Drew back for their matchup against the Patriots after he's missed the past eight games with a foot injury.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew hasn't played since Oct. 21, but head coach Mike Mularkey did not rule out a return this Sunday against the New England Patriots. Jones-Drew missed last week's game against the Miami Dolphins with the same foot injury he's been dealing with all season, but Mularkey said that he would call his status "questionable," rather than "very questionable."

Jones-Drew rushed for 414 yards and a touchdown in six games this season. The Jaguars have missed his presence in the lineup, and have struggled mightily en route to a 2-12 record.

He held out in training camp before this season started after leading the NFL in rushing last year, but did not receive a new contract from the Jaguars. He signed a five-year deal with the team prior to the 2009 season worth $31 million, and there is speculation that he may be traded before next season starts.

The Jaguars host the New England Patriots on Sunday at EverBank Field at 1 p.m. ET.

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