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Maurice Jones-Drew will not start

Updated: September 3, 2012, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Maurice Jones-Drew will begin the season much like he did his NFL career: a backup and third-down running back.

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said Monday that Jones-Drew will rotate in on third-down plays Sunday at Minnesota. The NFL's leading rusher in 2011 also will "get a series" in place of starter Rashad Jennings, Mularkey added.

"I don't know the number of reps that he will play, but I would imagine that he will play, yes," Mularkey said.

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