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Jaguars plan to let Jones-Drew test free agency

1:27 PM, Dec 31, 2013   |    comments
Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars rushes for yardage during the game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field on December 5, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to let veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew test free agency.
    
General manager Dave Caldwell says Jones-Drew has "earned the right" to test the market in March. Caldwell adds that the Jaguars would decide whether to match another team's offer.
    
Jones-Drew, a second-round draft pick in 2006, has 8,071 yards rushing and 68 touchdowns in eight seasons. He missed the final 10 games last season with a left foot injury and played much of this season while recovering from surgery and dealing with a strained right hamstring.
    
Jones-Drew says he would like to stay in Jacksonville, but adds that his decision is all about money. He just played out a five-year, $31 million contract. The deal paid him $4.95 million in 2013.

MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer

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