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Aug 23, 2014
Rotoworld
Maurice Jones-Drew played just one series in Friday's preseason game against the Packers, rushing three times for 45 yards with a touchdown.

“Hands up, don’t shoot” touchdown pose important to Jones-Drew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPObiXfpSPE Maurice Jones-Drew sprinted the last 30 yards into the endzone Friday night, stopped, put his head down and his hands up and froze. “Hands up, don’t shoot.” It was an important statement for the Raiders running back to make, in support of the protestors of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. “I am raising three African American boys,” Jones-Drew told the Chronicle. “Whenever you see things like that … and it’s not just Ferguson, I was in Jacksonville when Trayvon Martin happened, I was in Jacksonville when the...
Florida Times-Union Aug 23, 2014
Where should the top Jaguars players be on your fantasy draft board?

Where should the top Jaguars players be on your fantasy draft board?

With many fantasy football owners having their drafts Sunday, it’s time to give you the scoop on how much value to place on the Jaguars’ skill players. These are Times-Union Jaguars beat writer Hays Carlyon’s conclusions after watching four weeks of training camp. RB TOBY GERHART His role: Signed from Minnesota in the offseason (as soon as free agency started) to replace Maurice Jones-Drew as the primary back. read more
FFChamps.com Aug 23, 2014

MJD Plays Well In 3rd Preseason Game

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew broke off a 40-yard touchdown during Friday's preseason game at Green Bay.Fantasy Spin:Jones-Drew rushed for 3.4 yards per carry with the Jaguars last season, but he did still have five gains of at least 20 yards and two of 40 or more. With Darren McFadden's health always in question, MJD could turn into an RB2 this season.
Silver And Black Pride Aug 23, 2014
Maurice Jones-Drew shows support for Ferguson with

Maurice Jones-Drew shows support for Ferguson with "Hands up don't shoot" touchdown pose

In the first quarter of the Raiders preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Friday night, Raiders Maurice Jones-Drew had a nifty move to break free for a 40-yard touchdown run. After he scored that touchdown, he stopped, dropped the ball and put his hands up and his head down. To some that move seemed like perhaps just another touchdown dance, but it means a whole lot more. That is the "Hands up, don't shoot" pose protestors in Ferguson Missouri are doing after a police officer fatally shot unarmed teenager, Mike Brown, last week. The city of Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, has...
Rotoworld Aug 22, 2014

Maurice Jones-Drew rips off 40-yard TD run - Maurice Jones-Drew (RB) Oakland Raiders

Maurice Jones-Drew played just one series in Friday's preseason game against the Packers, rushing three times for 45 yards with a touchdown.
Silver And Black Pride Aug 14, 2014

Maurice Jones-Drew excited to play first real home game of his career

Maurice Jones-Drew has been in the league for eight seasons. In that time he has technically played in a great many home games both preseason and regular season. But on Friday, he will take the field for the first true home game of his career. The veteran running back was born in Oakland. He grew up a Raiders fan in the nearby East Bay city of Antioch and attended East Bay powerhouse De La Salle High School. Then after his college career at UCLA, he was shipped off to the East Coast to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he has spent his entire career up to this point. "It's going to...
Big Cat Country Aug 6, 2014
50 best plays of 2013 - No. 2: Maurice Jones-Drew's touchdown... pass?

50 best plays of 2013 - No. 2: Maurice Jones-Drew's touchdown... pass?

We're counting down the 50 best plays of 2013. Who made it to No. 2? Maurice Jones-Drew throws the first pass of his career -- a touchdown to tight end Marcedes Lewis. In the 50 days leading up to the preseason opener between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we're counting down the 50 best plays of 2013. Yesterday at No. 3 was Will Blackmon, and his stripped fumble and touchdown that got the Bold City Brigade to its feet in Nashville. In at No. 2 is Maurice Jones-Drew selling an off-tackle run... and then throwing it to Marcedes Lewis into the end zone. I'm such a...

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew may be just the presence Darren McFadden needs to jump-start his career

Filed for print with additional material and notes . . . Maurice Jones-Drew might be just what Darren McFadden needs to jump-start his career. With the preseason opener coming up Friday in Minnesota, Jones-Drew looks more like the running back… Continue Reading →
FFToolbox.com Aug 1, 2014

Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew and RB Darren McFadden to share touches

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen says that Jones-Drew and McFadden are both "going to get an opportunity to play," according to the San Jose Mercury News. "Both of them want to be the starter," Allen said. "They wouldn't be good football players if they didn't want that." FANTASY ANALYSIS: As expected, Oakland's backfield is shaping up as a committee between Jones-Drew and McFadden. Ultimately, the title of starter will matter less than the type and amount of work each back receives. Jones-Drew is more suited to power running between the tackles and will probably handle goal line carries,...

Jones-Drew faces latest challenge head-on

By Steve Corkran scorkran@bayareanewsgroup.com NAPA – Running back Maurice Jones-Drew never had to search for motivation. It came in daily doses from people questioning him because of his stature. Time and again, the 5-foot-7 Jones-Drew silenced doubters with his play,… Continue Reading →
Big Cat Country Jul 30, 2014

50 best plays of 2013 - No. 9: Danny Noble's 62-yard TD on fourth down vs. Cardinals

We're counting down the 50 best plays of 2013. Who made it to No. 9? Danny Noble's 62-yard touchdown reception... on fourth down. In the 50 days leading up to the preseason opener between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we're counting down the 50 best plays of 2013. Yesterday at No. 10 was Maurice Jones-Drew's last great run with the Jaguars, who's now with the Oakland Raiders. In at No. 9 was Chad Henne's 62-yard touchdown to tight end Danny Noble... on fourth down. Even more incredibly, it was his first catch of the season. Should Noble's 62-yard touchdown on...
FFToolbox.com Jul 30, 2014

Raiders RB Darren McFadden has the 'starting edge'

The Oakland Raiders went out this offseason looking for more running back talent and they found Maurice Jones-Drew. With two backs that are capable of starting, Darren McFadden and Jones-Drew, the Raiders have an interesting situation to play with. The most likely scenario involves both backs in a committee running scheme. Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko has reported, "Darren McFadden has the starting edge over Jones-Drew," indicating the Raiders may favor McFadden more in certain situations, resulting in more touches. FANTASY ANALYSIS: As a fourth overall pick in the 2008 draft, many...
Big Cat Country Jul 29, 2014

50 best plays of 2013 - No. 10: Maurice Jones-Drew's last great run for the Jaguars

We're counting down the 50 best plays of 2013. Who made it to No. 10? Maurice Jones-Drew and his 48-yard run against the Texans on national television. In the 50 days leading up to the preseason opener between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we're counting down the 50 best plays of 2013. Yesterday at No. 11 was Marcedes Lewis going one-on-one with a Titans cornerback and using his physical advantage to catch a touchdown pass in his fourth straight game. Just cracking the top-10 was Maurice Jones-Drew's last great run with the Jaguars. He's now with the Oakland...

Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie is turning heads and leaning on fellow DLS alum Maurice Jones-Drew for guidance

Filed for print plus extra practice notes . . . If TJ Carrie keeps it up, his days of being under the radar are over. It happened again Monday at Raiders training camp, when Carrie perfectly played a corner route… Continue Reading →

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