- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Maurice Jones-Drew’s retirement will include time in the broadcast booth.

Jones-Drew signed a one-day contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday, ceremoniously retiring with the team that drafted him in 2006 and ending a nine-year career that included 13,348 all-purpose yards and 81 touchdowns.

Jones-Drew still has to submit paperwork to the league office, but the former UCLA star has no plans to return to the field. He’s not straying far from the game, though.

He has narrowed his broadcasting options to NFL Network and Fox Sports, both based near his California home.

Jones-Drew should make a smooth transition to analyst. He got a head start Tuesday, speaking out about the violence in Baltimore and guaranteeing at least three running backs would be drafted in the first round Thursday night.


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