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.
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.