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Rashad Jennings to start week 1 for Jags

Rashad Jennings to start week 1 for Jags

Aug 27, 2012

Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey announced Monday that Rashad Jennings will start at tailback for the Jaguars week one against Minnesota, while incumbant started Maurice Jones-Drew continues his holdout for a new contract.

Jennings rushed for 459 yards on just 84 carries as a change of pace back last season, while scoring four touchdowns in 13 games. The former Liberty star has averaged an impressive 5.4 yards per carry in limited action in his 4 year career, and enters the 2012 season as a first-time starter.

Jones-Drew owners should not panic yet, as this could be just a ploy by Shad Khan and Mularkey to force jones back into camp. However, the bad blood between Khan and Jones could result in a late mid-season trade, similar to what Carson Palmer experienced last season.

 

Andrew Swanson


Andrew Swanson is the founder and president of Kramerica Sports LLC, the parent company of RotoStars.com and KramericaSports.com. Andrew is a veteran fantasy sports writer and is a regular contributor on ESPN 101.7 The Team and Sirius/XM Fantasy Radio.