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Report: Jones-Drew visiting Raiders today, Friday

The Raiders scored a direct hit when they signed former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings in free agency. They just might cash in again if a scheduled meeting with former Jaguars veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew leads to a contract.
Jones-Drew is headed to the Bay Area on Thursday for a visit with the Raiders, according to an NFL.com report.
Jones-Drew, who turned 29 on March 23, spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Jaguars. However, he played his high school football at De La Salle High School and grew up in the Bay Area.
The Raiders already have a plethora of running backs on their roster, including incumbent starter Darren McFadden, promising second-year player Latavius Murray and backups Jeremy Stewart and Kory Sheets.
Jones-Drew is accustomed to being the featured back, as was the case his final five seasons with the Jaguars. From 2009-11, he rushed for 4,321 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also caught 130 passes and appeared in all but two games during that span.
By comparison, McFadden has missed 29 games during his six-year NFL career, and he hasn’t played in more than 13 in any season. Last season, McFadden, 26, played in only 10 games.
Jones-Drew is fresh from his worst showing as an NFL player. He averaged only 3.4 yards rushing, almost a yard fewer than his previous career-low.
Jennings arrived in Oakland with a similar story. He averaged 2.8 in a complementary role in 2012 for the Jaguars. With the Raiders, he averaged 4.5 and resurrected his career.
Jennings parlayed his success with the Raiders into a decent pay day from the New York Giants in free agency. That left the Raiders searching for a veteran backup to McFadden.

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  • Thec

    Bilukidi no longer a Raider

  • RaiderCDE

    Not on the team bruh

  • als hiemer

    Its not always the same screen play, they just happen to end up in the same spot.

  • DutchRaid

    Yeah, banging that drum…tore his ACL and missed all last year? Played with DA in New Orleans? Good rotational guy, 3rd down, Tuck moves to DT…
    Also, any news on Robinson? UDFA from last year?

  • jesusraiderjim

    That would be a horrible plan then. LOL

  • marks hair

    Maybe sims is trying to skip camp.. sign late somewhere

  • RaiderCDE

    McGee not ready to start – Sims needs to be re signed or bring in a stud rookie. Some good ones in the draft..

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Your Raider card has been

    REVOKED.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Stick with the Trojans, they may protect you from statements

  • JLofty

    Walker is significantly younger….

  • J Hill

    How is McGhee not ready to start?

  • als hiemer

    As much as I want my raiders to succeed, my wife puts out more when she sees I’m down about my raiders. Either way I win. Still go raiders though! Sorry from left field

  • RaiderCDE

    He big.

  • BigBenRexor

    What is everyone so worried about? The lack of DT’s and CB’s will be addressed after the Draft on day 1 of UDFA period.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    you must be exhausted.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Maybe he’s with beech humping blow up dolls

  • RaiderCDE

    Watch his games last year .. not pretty. Easily blocked and misses lots of tackles. Zero pass rush. DA is high on him, not sure why..

  • SharksA’sRaiders

    Dang dude, worn down to the nub I bet, huh?

  • J Hill

    I hope not.

    Better be in 3rd and 7 or longer, or else they will just run for the 1st down.

  • RaiderCDE

    Looks like you’re set for years to come bruh!

  • als hiemer

    Yeah really got some that night of the saffold flop!

  • marks hair

    my girls always give up the bútthole when the Raiders lose.. not by choice, but still….

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    He’s with beech to , too much fun

  • JLofty

    Yeah I had that once.

    ….After the SuperBowl beatdown. Now we’re married and I’m left to commiserate with a Sailor named Jerry….

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    lol!

  • J Hill

    I thought he played well.

  • BigBenRexor

    New Toilet, Same old $h!t

  • RaiderCDE

    yep – go to cbs draft site and select a position – scroll way way way down and those are the future Raiders..

  • DutchRaid

    Phew! I thought we were going to have to wait until the practice squad designation…

  • Myopinion

    6/3 325 drafted 41overall 3or4 years ago

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Dejavu

  • JLofty

    That’s for when the UDFA guys blow out ACLs and s#it….

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    You should take that one man comedy show on the road

    NOT

  • als hiemer

    That’s nice, they sound sweet. You should probably settle down with one!

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    That’s right !!! Throw
    Spears as well

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    He’s with beetch

  • DutchRaid

    Well, at least she pays attention to the game…she is cursing with you and throwing things at the TV then?

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    C’mon you liked it

  • als hiemer

    I will probably act bummed when we cut Pryor just to keep with the theme of things! Inside I’ll be cool with it though.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    No TP?

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Choices are like a box of chocaaltes

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Child please

  • Guest

    You guys can bum out if you want, but i am actually slightly (very slightly) uplifted by Reggie’s rework of the Swaub contract.

    Maybe, just maybe, if we got a VP of Football Ops who had a plan, the big picture and knew even the slightest thing about Offense and QBs, maybe this will all work out…..

    Hahahaha, whomi kidding?!?!?

  • Return

    Just how many of RM’s draftees are left?

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Speaking of children and their fantasyies

  • Return

    Amen on that!! Get some thumpers!!!!!

  • The Florida Pete

    nice…

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    I was starting to worry no one could make the connection

  • tuckrulefool

    Why have we not signed Jenkins….Sims?

    We NEED help at CB and DT and both produced nicely in ’13…

    Too reliable? Didn’t get hurt often enuf for RM?

  • spiff

    Jenkins I believed signed with another team. sims I wouldn’t be surprised if he don’t come back, no one else signed him………