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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
Is Maurice Jones-Drew's Super Bowl expectation with Matt Schaub realistic?

Is Maurice Jones-Drew's Super Bowl expectation with Matt Schaub realistic?

During an interview on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio, Maurice Jones-Drew indicated that 8 teams had interest in him but his final choices were the Raiders, Steelers and Patriots. While the Patriots and Steelers have combined for 5 Super Bowls in the past 13 years, the Raiders have not had a winning season since 2002. But Jones-Drew still thinks that the Raiders can contend for a Super Bowl. MJD: "You can definitely (make the Super Bowl with Matt Schaub at QB)" #Raiders — Mad Dog Sports Radio (@MadDogRadio) April 2, 2014 But is that a realistic feat? While Schaub has three 4,000 yard...
Audibles | SI.com Apr 2, 2014

Maurice Jones-Drew: Matt Schaub can lead Oakland Raiders to Super Bowl XLIX

Maurice Jones-Drew has made the postseason just once (2007) in his eight-year NFL career. (Wesley Hitt/) Maurice Jones-Drew signed with the Oakland Raiders during free agency, where he will compete with Darren McFadden for the team’s starting running back gig. Jones-Drew’s teams have largely hovered around the bottom of the league throughout his eight-year career, […]
Florida Times-Union Apr 1, 2014

MJD: 2013 statistical breakdown

Maurice Jones-Drew said after signing with Oakland he had “a ton” left in his tank. And he may prove that to be true with the Raiders. But his last season with the Jaguars was more than enough to show the regime they needed to move on from him. Looking back at each of his carries reveals the data: *He went without a touchdown in his last 76 carries of the year. *Only 39 of his carries went for a first down (five went for touchdowns). *Only 17 rushes gained 10 or more yards. *He had 27 rushes that gained no yards. read more
KFFL Apr 1, 2014

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew financials

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Florida Times-Union Mar 31, 2014

Details of MJD's contract emerge

The National Football Post has obtained details of the contract Maurice Jones-Drew signed with the Oakland Raiders on Friday, ending his eight-year stay with the Jaguars. It’s a three-year deal worth a potential $7.5 million. Jones-Drew was reportedly asking for $3-3.5 million per year last week, but he was smart in bringing his asking price down so he could get on a roster. The deal This year: $1.2 million base and $1.3 million bonus ($2.5 million cap hit) Next year: $2.4 million base and $100,000 bonus ($2.5 million cap hit) read more
Rotoworld Mar 31, 2014

Jones-Drew's deal with $7.5 million - Maurice Jones-Drew (RB) Oakland Raiders

Maurice Jones-Drew's three-year contract with Oakland has a base value of $7.5 million with $1.2 million guaranteed.
Florida Times-Union Mar 29, 2014
Gene Frenette: Last word on Maurice Jones-Drew is memorable

Gene Frenette: Last word on Maurice Jones-Drew is memorable

It’s impossible to paint a picture of Maurice Jones-Drew’s legacy over his eight years with the Jaguars using one broad brush. The multi-faceted running back, armed with a high-wattage smile and cunning charm, was easily the most entertaining player in franchise history. Photos: Maurice Jones-Drew as a Jaguar read more
Florida Times-Union Mar 29, 2014
Maurice Jones-Drew, the face of Jaguars, moves on to Oakland

Maurice Jones-Drew, the face of Jaguars, moves on to Oakland

The Maurice Jones-Drew Era in Jacksonville ended Friday when the 29-year old running back/face of the Jaguars signed a three-year contract with the Oakland Raiders. Jones-Drew leaves the Jaguars after eight seasons, a franchise record 81 touchdowns and 8,071 rushing yards, which is second in team history. Joining the Raiders will represent a homecoming for Jones-Drew, who called it a blessing to “start my career in [his hometown of] Antioch and finish it in Oakland … for an organization I have loved since I was a little kid.” RELATED read more
Big Cat Country Mar 28, 2014
Maurice Jones-Drew felt he 'was wronged' by Jaguars

Maurice Jones-Drew felt he 'was wronged' by Jaguars

Former Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew gave a parting shot to his former team in a conference call with Raiders media. Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back of eight seasons Maurice Jones-Drew recently signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Raiders in free agency. He met with the media on Friday via a conference call and had an interesting comment about his time with the Jaguars, noting he felt that he was "wronged" by the team. Like other recent signings, new #Raiders RB Jones-Drew said "I have a chip on my shoulder. I know I felt like I was done wrong" by #Jaguars — Vic...
Silver And Black Pride Mar 28, 2014
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Maurice Jones-Drew: "I have a ton left in the tank", other teams offered role of mentor, backup

The NFL is a cut throat business. That is never more true than for running backs where the prevailing thought is a short shelf life that goes downhill fast at age 30. Maurice Jones-Drew just turned 29-years-old and has struggled with injuries the past two seasons that have sent the message to NFL teams, he's no longer a feature back in this league. Must Reads Maurice Jones-Drew joins Raiders on 3-year deal Levi Damien Must Reads Maurice Jones-Drew joins Raiders on 3-year deal An All Pro just three seasons ago, he was not retained by the Jaguars this off-season and...

Jones-Drew grew up a Raiders fan, says McFadden has a leg up on him

Maurice Jones-Drew has a chip on his shoulder … so does every other free agent the Raiders have signed the past month. Join the club. It’s almost like that’s the first question general manager Reggie McKenzie is asking potential players … But the running back, who officially signed a three-year deal Friday, has another thing bugging him besides some perceived disrespect by his former team. You see Jones-Drew, who hails from Antioch, actually is a life-long Raiders fan – unlike some old friends “I was a Raiders fan,” Jones-Drew said in a conference call. “It’s funny, the Bay...

Jones-Drew gets ‘opportunity’ he wanted from Raiders

Maurice Jones-Drew is back in the Bay Area, where he was born, raised and prepped at De La Salle High School. This time, it’s for more than the offseason now that he is a member of the Raiders. Jones-Drew, 29, signed a three-year contract with the Raiders on Friday, the latest big-name free agent to […]
Silver And Black Pride Mar 28, 2014
Maurice Jones-Drew calls out bandwagon 49ers fans

Maurice Jones-Drew calls out bandwagon 49ers fans "Pick a team and stay with them"

The Raiders have brought former De LaSalle football start and Antioch (East Bay) California native, Maurice Jones-Drew to play for them. In doing so he gets to come back and play for the team he grew up a fan. He made it clear in a conference call today that he was a Raiders fan through but he can't say the same for a lot of other people he knows who switched allegiances when times got tough. Must Reads Maurice Jones-Drew joins Raiders on 3-year deal Levi Damien Must Reads Maurice Jones-Drew joins Raiders on 3-year deal "I was a Raiders fan," Jones-Drew said...

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