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Jacksonville Jaguars Preseason: Jags Make Plans Around Maurice Jones-Drew Holdout

The Jacksonville Jaguars travel to face the New Orleans Saints for their second game of the 2012 NFL preseason, and there are plenty of questions the team needs to answer. SB Nation's Jaguars blog Big Cat Country highlights a few of those questions, including when Maurice Jones-Drew might return, and where he might fit into things if/when he does. They quote head coach Mike Mularkey:

"I think it would be a disservice to put him in if he was not fully prepared. It would be a health risk to do that. If he's not prepared, it is not going to help us offensively and it's not going to help our team if he's not ready to go at full strength. I would never put our team in jeopardy of being in that position."

With the uncertainty surrounding Jones-Drew, the Jaguars have to look elsewhere for depth at running back:
Special teams ace Montell Owens has pushed himself to that position, listed as the No. 2 running back on the latest depth chart, capping off his preseason performance against the New York Giants that saw him truck over a safety for a touchdown.

For details on those stories and more, as well as to voice your opinions on the Jaguars options, head over to Big Cat Country.

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