Maurice Jones-Drew and Mike Wallace are both essential parts of their teams' offenses. They both just recently ended extended holdouts that saw them miss training camp and all the preseason games.
Should they be allowed to just waltz back in like nothing ever happened and resume their spots as starters for Week 1 of the NFL season?
Jones-Drew, the former UCLA star and reigning league rushing champion, remained absent for 38 days, even though he had two years left and $9 million owed on his current deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, before finally showing up on Sunday.
Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said Monday that Jones-Drew will play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, but mainly as a third-down back, although he will “get a series” in place of starter Rashad Jennings. Wonder how long that will last, seeing that Jones-Drew rushed for 1,606 yards with an NFL-leading 343 carries last season?