MJD Holdout: Rashad Jennings Set To Start Week 1 For Jaguars

As Jacksonville Jaguars starting running back Maurice Jones-Drew continues to hold out of training camp, the team has had no choice but to move on and continue to prepare for the start of the regular season without him.

As such, when the team opens their 2012 campaign against the Minnesota Vikings, head coach Mike Mularkey has appointed Rashad Jennings to be the Jaguars starter at the starting running back position according to a Big Cat Country report:

"Again, Rashad Jennings is going in as a starter," Mularkey said when asked about Maurice Jones-Drew's playing time. "I don't know how that came out being any different. I think what I said was I've never been in this situation before where any player, let alone a running back, has held out through training camp. I don't know how it will all unfold. The conditioning, the mental part, I have no idea. I have nothing to compare it to."

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