ESPN: Raiders Set to Sign Running Back Maurice Jones-Drew
(NEW YORK) — The Oakland Raiders continue to load up on veteran players as ESPN reports the team is set to agree on a three-year deal with running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
Jones-Drew wanted to play for the Raiders, as he was born in Oakland and still has a house there.
The 29-year-old Jones-Drew had spent his entire eight-year career with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
During his time in Jacksonville, Jones-Drew enjoyed a stellar career and is one of the best players in franchise history.
In 2011, Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing as he ran for a career-high 1,606 yards with eight touchdowns. But in recent seasons, he’s slowed down due to age and injuries. This past season, Jones-Drew ran for just 803 yards, including a career-low 3.4 yards per carry.
This off-season, the Raiders have added veterans Donald Penn, Justin Tuck, Matt Schaub, LaMarr Woodley, and Tarell Brown.
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