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september 08, 2012 • 02:13 PM

Jaguars activate Maurice Jones-Drew ahead of opener

Jones-Drew will be in the lineup for the season opener.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have activated running back Maurice Jones-Drew and waived second-year running back Keith Toston.

The Jaguars had a roster exemption for Jones-Drew, who ended a 38-day holdout last Sunday. He is expected to play in Sunday's season opener at Minnesota.

Toston, a four-year letterman at Oklahoma State, spent the 2010 season with St. Louis. He signed with Jacksonville in August, carrying 22 times for 171 yards and a touchdown in the preseason.

He had been competing with Jalen Parmele for a roster spot. Both made the 53-man roster, but only because Jones-Drew had not reported.

The Jaguars ended up keeping Parmele over Toston mostly because of special teams.

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