Jaguars RB Jones-Drew to test market

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will be allowed to test free agency, general manager David Caldwell said Tuesday.

Jones-Drew, 29, completed a five-year deal worth $31 million in 2013 with 804 rushing yards. He had just 86 carries for 414 yards and missed 10 games in 2012, which followed an offseason contract holdout.

Indications are Jones-Drew will leave because he wants a longer deal in the four-year range and the Jaguars want a shorter deal in the two-year range.

Jacksonville will have at least $50 million under the 2014 projected salary cap and that number could increase if high-priced veterans such as linebacker Paul Posluszny are released.
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