JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars are back to work to prepare for the New England Patriots and the final home game of 2012.
There is an outside chance of Maurice Jones-Drew playing for the first time in two months, but that still looks unlikely as of now. Jones-Drew, who has been out with a foot injury since the Raiders game, will run at full speed and do football conditioning drills today.
"I'll be surprised if he can run like we want him to today, " said head coach Mike Mularkey.
It's a long shot for Jones-Drew to play if he's not practicing with the team on Thursday.
"I think there's a chance to come back depending on how today goes," said Jones-Drew this morning. "I just don't want to go out there and put anyone in jeopardy if I can't go full speed. It's a dangerous game."
If Jones-Drew can't go, it will be Montell Owens and Richard Murphy again in the backfield for the Jags.