JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) 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.