Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) warms up before a game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Jets, Dolphins and Patriots interested in signing Maurice Jones-Drew


The Jacksonville Jaguars have moved on from Maurice Jones-Drew but that doesn’t mean other teams in the NFL aren’t interested in him. So far only the Pittsburgh Steelers have shown a real interested in the Pro Bowl back but according to the New York Daily News, the Jets, Dolphins and Patriots can all be added to the list.

Per the NY Daily News:

The Daily News has learned that the Jets, Patriots, Dolphins and Steelers are in the hunt to land veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew. The teams are expected to meet with the Jones-Drew camp at league meetings this week.

This seems to make sense as all three teams in addition to the Steelers are in need of running back help. The Patriots still haven’t decided on LeGarrette Blount but use a multi-back system that could accommodate an aged MJD. The Jets are always looking for playmakers and adding Jones-Drew with Michael Vick and possibly DeSean Jackson instantly makes them contenders.

It’s a long shot that the Dolphins can land Jones-Drew but he’s at a point in his career where he may not be able to turn away work. It’s clear that he’s drawing interest which means the years of accepting whatever job that comes down the pike may still be ahead of Jones-Drew.

Tags: Maurice Jones-Drew Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets

  • Mattia Rizzo

    I don’t want him in NE…

  • Johnny

    29 yrs old and a lot of mileage… (MJD)
    Moreno??? He’s been injured his whole short career UNTIL last year…
    Now his stats from last year??? It’s all about that Denver Passing Offense.. That opened up huge lanes, cause defenders are stepping back, not stacking the box vs a QB like Manning..

    I believe the best way to go is to draft a RB.. From Sankey to Mason.. But no garauntees.. Just look at the Phins drafting a RB the last 3 years straight.. Hasn’t paid dividends… Well, especially behind the worse OLine in the NFL…

    SIGN RT WINSTON!!! He can lock down RT for the next 3 years!!! AND STILL DRAFT T/G ZACH MARTIN, who can immedietly start at Guard, then slide over to RT once Winston is gone or incase if an injury… He’s versatile and can play 3-4 positions on the OLine.

    IT’S THAT EASY!!!! OLine would be set!! Just make those 2 moves…
    1. Sign RT Eric Winston
    2. Draft T/G Zach Martin
    3. WIN!!!!!!!! (Protect your QB and open up lanes for RBs)..
    Sign Winston before Zona locks him up again!!!