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Jaguars runningback Maurice Jones-Drew is finally back

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Jacksonville Jaguars runningback Maurice Jones-Drew is finally back on the field. A year after he skipped all of camp in a contract holdout, Jones-Drew will be ready after rehabbing a foot injury that required offseason surgery.

"Now it's back to football.  It's a long time coming," Jones-Drew told reporters Tuesday, via CBSSports.com.  He added that the team  "will bring him along slowly" as he prepares for a season that will determine whether the Jaguars or someone else will pay him big money in 2014.

Jones-Drew also said that an incident from Memorial Day weekend that nearly resulted in assault charges is "totally behind me."  Some say Jones-Drew reached a civil settlement with the man he allegedly punched, since the man made it clear he intended to sue.

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