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Maurice Jones-Drew Cleared To Practice – NFL Roundup For July 24th

Jacksonville Jaguars - Getty Images
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Practice begins Friday for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the club got some good news today as running back Maurice Jones-Drew was cleared by team doctors to practice. He underwent surgery last December to correct a problem that caused him to miss the last 10 games of last season.

He missed all of the team’s offseason workouts and OTAs in the spring, but had vowed he would be ready for the start of training camp. Jags coach Gus Bradley says the club will be smart in how it uses the NFL’s 2011 rushing leader.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran kicker Billy Cundiff. He will compete with Nick Folk for the job in training camp. Cundiff was last with the San Francisco 49ers, who signed him during the playoffs last January to compete with a struggling David Akers but didn’t play.

A Pro Bowl pick in 2010, Cundiff is now with his 12th organization since being signed as an undrafted free agent by Dallas in 2002.

The New York Jets also placed wide receiver Santonio Holmes on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have released defensive lineman Mark Anderson just one year after he signed a four-year deal with the team.

Anderson agreed to a 4-year, $21 million contract with Buffalo last year after a 10-sack performance with New England in 2011. But his injury-plagued season saw him play in just five games with 12 tackles and one sack.

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