Jones-Drew to sign contract extension with Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth nearly $33 million. That makes Jones-Drew the third-highest-paid running back in the NFL, and the deal features the third-highest salary guarantees.

The Jaguars released veteran Fred Taylor after the 2008 season, making Jones-Drew the featured back for 2009.

Jones-Drew, who just completed his third NFL season, scored a team-best 12 rushing touchdowns in 2008, when he rushed for 824 yards on a career-high 197 carries. Jones is the Jaguars’ main scoring threat, having scored 34 touchdowns in 47 career games.

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