“In this league, opportunities are few and far between. You’ve got to take advantage when they’re there. It’s a blessing just to have an opportunity to go out and compete every day,’’ the veteran running back said.
“I think it was a decision by me just to give him a chance. I didn’t know what was going to take place throughout the whole training camp and things like that,” Bradley said. “We kind of had an idea with the youth that we had at that position, we wanted to see him and give him an opportunity to get picked up at this time of year. I think that was part of it rather than waiting to see if it should happen to the last cut.’’
How Maurice Jones-Drew can re-gain top-5 form, per Bleacher Report
Jones-Drew has also always been a player who’s been motivated by outside forces; his jersey number acts as a reminder of the number of teams that passed over him in the first round. He is entering the final year of his contract, which will drive him to perform well to earn the biggest contract possible.