JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - In about a week, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has gone from holdout to backup to starter.
He's more concerned with adding another adjective: winner.
Jones-Drew will return to his starting role when the Jaguars (0-1) try to bounce back from a gut-wrenching loss in the opener Sunday against AFC South rival Houston (1-0). Despite missing all of training camp and the preseason, the NFL's leading rusher in 2011 believes he's ready for a bigger workload.
Rashad Jennings sat out practice Wednesday, but has not been ruled out for the home opener.
Nonetheless, the Jaguars are trying get Jones-Drew up to speed on the playbook and on the practice field.