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Apr 20, 2014
Rotoworld
ESPN's Paul Gutierrez expects Darren McFadden to open the season as the Raiders' starting running back.
Silver And Black Pride 7 hours ago
Lack of big contract and addition of MJD has all the pressure off Darren Mcfadden

Lack of big contract and addition of MJD has all the pressure off Darren Mcfadden

It has been awhile since the bulk of Raider Nation has had faith in what Darren McFadden was able to do on the field. There are legitimate reasons to have lost trust in McFadden, he hasn't played well the last couple years and he has never stayed healthy. He is being given the chance to change all of that. There has never been less pressure on Darren as a Raider, and in fact he probably hasn't had less pressure on him since all the way back to his high-school days. The Raiders have brought in a known (though aging) star in Maurice Jones-Drew as his competition this year so they are not...
KFFL Apr 19, 2014

Raiders | Darren McFadden expected to start

If healthy, Oakland Raiders RB ...
Rotoworld Apr 19, 2014

Darren McFadden favorite to start Week 1 - Darren McFadden (RB) Oakland Raiders

ESPN's Paul Gutierrez expects Darren McFadden to open the season as the Raiders' starting running back.
Florida Times-Union Apr 3, 2014
Maurice Jones-Drew says 'everybody thought I was done' when he became a free agent

Maurice Jones-Drew says 'everybody thought I was done' when he became a free agent

Former Jaguar running back Maurice Jones-Drew got something of a reality check when he hit the free agent market last month. “Everybody thought I was done,’’ he said in an interview with Sirius XM radio this week. At least they thought he was done as a full-time back and were talking about him in a backup role. He said he signed with Oakland because, among other reasons, the Raiders will give him a chance to compete with Darren McFadden for the starting job. read more
FFToday Mar 28, 2014

Raiders make it official, sign MJD

Three-year contract RB Maurice Jones-Drew officially is an Oakland Raider, signing a 3-year deal with the team. Jones-Drew is going home. (Adam Schefter via Twitter) FF Today's Take: With the injury history of Darren McFadden, MJD has a good chance of seeing significant action in 2014 however Jones-Drew battled injury issues of his own in 2012 and had a ho-hum season in 2013. His arrival deflates the fantasy value of McFadden and makes the Raiders backfield a headache for fantasy owners.

Is Jones-Drew a potential starter or just McFadden insurance policy?

The Raiders brought back oft-injured running back Darren McFadden on a one-year contract. Checking into the prospect of signing veteran back Maurice Jones-Drew no doubt shows the team’s concern over McFadden’s ability to hold up as the lead back. McFadden, 26, missed six games last season with hamstring and ankle injuries. Overall, he has missed […]

Jones-Drew in for a visit

Former Jaguars and De La Salle High (Concord) running back Maurice Jones-Drew is meeting with the Raiders Thursday night and Friday. The 2011 NFL rushing leader met with the Steelers and the Jets are reportedly also in the hunt, but league sources said the Raiders are now the front-runner for the free agent’s services. Oakland is looking for someone to pair with Darren McFadden. Jones-Drew, 29, missed 10 games in 2012 and averaged just 3.4 yards per carry for Jacksonville last season, a far cry from his league-best 1,606 yards on 343 rushes in 2011. He was reportedly seeking a deal worth at...

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