Maurice Jones-Drew to ceremonially retire next week with Jaguars, who drafted him in 2006


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JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Maurice Jones-Drew is returning to Jacksonville to retire as a member of the Jaguars.

The Jaguars announced Thursday that MJD will sign a ceremonial, one-day contract Tuesday before officially retiring.

Jones-Drew called it quits last month after nine NFL seasons. The former UCLA star was a second-round draft pick by Jacksonville in 2006. He scored 16 touchdowns as a rookie and became a household name long before he was a starter. He spent eight years in Jacksonville — he ranked second in the NFL with 4,321 yards rushing between 2009 and 2011 — before returning to his hometown Oakland Raiders last season. He gained 96 yards on 43 carries in 12 games.

He finished his career with 8,167 yards rushing, 2,944 yards receiving and 81 touchdowns. He also had a passing touchdown.

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