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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
Rotoworld Mar 31, 2014

Darren McFadden has a 'leg up' on MJD? - Darren McFadden (RB) Oakland Raiders

Newly signed Maurice Jones-Drew said Darren McFadden has a leg up on their competition.
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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