Posted by Will Brinson
The Jaguars steep climb for a playoff spot in Week 17 just got a grade or two higher, as the team announced that running back Maurice Jones-Drew will miss Jacksonville's final game of the season against the Texans.
That's via our Jaguars Rapid Reporter Jim Nasella, who also noted earlier that MJD missed practice on Friday.
In other words, Jones-Drew was a long shot to play in the first place and now he's simply officially going to miss the Jags' game.
Also already missing is quarterback David Garrard who recently underwent surgery. That means a combination of Trent Edwards and Rashard Jennings will have to power Jacksonville over the Texans if they want to have a chance at winning the AFC South.
Even with a victory for Jacksonville the team doesn't control it's own fate, though -- the Colts have to fall to the Titans in order to give Jacksonville a chance at taking the division crown. That prospect seems slightly more likely than seeing Garrard or Jones-Drew take the field Sunday.
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