MJD getting back to full speed: Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew sat down on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access” Thursday and said he plans to be “full speed by probably the end of May, beginning of June“. That’s in line with what MJD has said since the start of the offseason, but it’s encouraging to hear that there haven’t been any setbacks from the foot injury that kept him out for the majority of 2012. A full offseason of rehabilitation should have the veteran close to where he was after being one of the NFL’s top backs in 2011. There’s a chance he could slip a couple of rounds in some leagues, which would give him nice sleeper value.
Wright to have bigger role?: After a putting together a nice rookie season, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright could be in line for bigger things in 2013. According to Titans Online, the former Baylor standout “is expected to be a significant part” of new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains’ plans in 2013. Last season, Wright caught 64 passes for 626 yards and four touchdowns. He’ll remain the No. 2 option behind Kenny Britt, but if Loggains can get more out of quarterback Jake Locker’s athletic ability, Wright could see a boost in value. At the moment, he slots as a No. 3 wideout in most leagues.
Dolphins considering Javon Ringer: The Dolphins have made it clear that they don’t view Daniel Thomas as a short-yardage runner. So to solve that issue, the team is reportedly taking a look at free agent Javon Ringer. The bruising runner is currently rehabbing a knee injury, which is putting any serious negotiations on hold. But a move to Miami for Ringer could benefit both sides. It would give the Dolphins the goal line back they’re seeking and could give the running back some deep sleeper value as a player who could provide touchdowns.
– Marcas Grant
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