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Report: Raiders, Jones-Drew reach agreement on contract

The Raiders and veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew agreed to terms on a three-year contract Friday pending a physical, according to an ESPN report.
Jones-Drew, 29, spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. His best season came in 2011, when he led the league with 1,606 yards rushing.
He struggled through the worst season of his NFL career in 2013, when he finished with a 3.4-yard average rushing.
Jones-Drew graduated from De La Salle High School and grew up in the Bay Area. Now it appears as if he will get an opportunity to resurrect his career in front of friends and family.
It’s unclear how the Raiders intend to use Jones-Drew. They re-signed Darren McFadden to a one-year contract at the start of free agency. McFadden has been the Raiders lead back when healthy for most of his six-year NFL career.
Just the same, McFadden also is seeking to prove that he still merits consideration as a starting back. He averaged 3.3 yards rushing each of the past two seasons.
The Raiders also have Latavius Murray, Jeremy Stewart and Kory Sheets on their roster as options at running back.

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  • JUSTWINBABYWIN

    what we DO know::::::: DMC IS NOT AN EVERYDOWN BACK …END OF STORY!!!!! Nuff said

  • pcraider

    My point is how weak this years class is.
    Veld and Houston would be way out of the top 20 next year.
    As far as who’s available and who’s not. Only time will tell.

  • Goldie7

    lol. That was me, I call Ben a rapist. However, I understand what you are saying about gangsters.

  • the super genius dr robert

    Draft.

  • inonewordraider

    sign desean yesterday, if not he’ll be on cincy alongside aj green

  • Gdog

    Are there gangsta rehab centers?

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Yeah, more boos from those at the game, but can you *think* beyond those fans? You know, GROWING the fan base? Attracting corporate support for your team and NEW stadium?

  • the super genius dr robert

    No knuckleheads allowed.

    Why? Cuz they’re knuckleheads and knuckleheads always fvck things up.

    That’s why they’re knuckleheads.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ Drexl

    that article went on about the Eagles concern about his locker room influence on younger teammates, attitude, all kinds of innuendo, I doubt MD/McK/DA would want to even bother with him.

  • RaidingTexas

    Yep. We typically call them correctional facilities.

  • JUSTWINBABYWIN

    ^^^^^this guy gentleman speaks the TRUTH!!!!!!!

  • Goldie7

    Bellicheat would sign DJax and I bet he would behave. lol

  • the super genius dr robert

    Cool. Jackson can flash signs. Gangsters in the stadium can get worked up. People can get killed.

    #familyentertainment

  • marks hair

    it’s definitely not a good year to be a veteran wide receiver.. this draft is packed with talent.. davante adams is a 2nd rounder this year..lol

  • the super genius dr robert

    I guess we will see.

  • RaiderCDE

    Sounds good but Dennis Allen can’t handle a Desean.. and all this banger crap will come out – we don’t need that.

  • marks hair

    what’s the point of bringing in all these veteran leaders if you don’t give them one or two wild horses to tame?

  • inonewordraider

    don’t go

  • Goldie7

    lol. You are talking about a broad range of NFL players.

  • Gdog

    Yea, that always works!

  • Gdog

    He is salivating, no doubt…

  • RaidingTexas

    Well, rehab is typically a revolving door. lol

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Sure, Mark, take the team back to LA where all you’ll fight again the gangsta culture. Sure way to keep from attracting the demographic you need to make your franchise the success it was in your Dad’s earlier incarnation.
    Take a really close look at the demos of LA County, Mark.

  • JLofty

    McFadden isn’t as adept at catching as many would like to believe. ..

  • http://www.raiders.com/ Drexl

    eeeyap
    if JDrew reverts to 2011 form and Shauby reverts to 2012 form, these Raids might score some points.

    McK rolling the dice.

  • ComptonRaider

    Sign Jackson to the Gangsta Nation that is the Raider Nation!!!

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Tough sell after the Hernandez fiasco for them.
    I think Seattle is the most likely destination. 1 year, cheap deal, he will ball out, say the right things, sign for the most money he can and sabotage that next team with his attitude.
    Print that.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    we all know RM is not going to sign Jackson.

  • lefty12

    He was a punk at Cal,he’s a punk now and isn’t worth the trouble.He!! no to Jackson.

  • josh801

    Say we pay him about 2.5 mill a year, how much cap space do we habe available??

  • Goldie7

    Marvin Harrison’s victim said he was holding two guns shooting at him. None of us ever thought Marvin Harrison would be a gangster.

  • aig-raiders

    not gonna happen after Hernandez.

  • the super genius dr robert

    I won’t

  • marks hair

    I’d sign him to a quick turnaround your life contract.. let him get comfortable somewhere else and screw up their team chemistry.. we just need a rental for a year or two max.

  • the super genius dr robert

    Nope. I’m talking about criminals and wannabe criminals.

  • aig-raiders

    KC or Bengals are the two teams I predict he will go to.

  • DJ Johnny

    Maybe free agents will actually want to come to the Raiders if we were in LA.

  • 559 Raider 87

    Is it just me or is it weird how ESPN is backing Ray Rice until proven guilty after he beat the hell out of his wife and then is bashing DJax for “reported” gang ties. You mean to tell me a kid from the inner city of LA knows gang members

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    LOL. Yeah, like I bet you’re gangsta. The only people dumber than they are the guys that admire them.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Mark Davis would slap you for that comment.
    We as a team, and the city of Oakland, need as many fans to go to games as possible.

  • lefty12

    No way Andy Reed signs him in KC.

  • aig-raiders

    Think you might be right here. If the Eagles didnt leak the gangsta story, then he’d be snatched up today. But too much bad PR with this guy right now.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    If Reid doesn’t sign him, they have cap space, pretty big red flag.

  • the super genius dr robert

    Yep.

    #weak

  • JV.

    Desean Jackson is a gangster?? Ha

  • Alex7

    He went to THE university of Wyoming. That’s as hard core as it gets, if you think about it.

  • Goldie7

    You are most likely right.

  • aig-raiders

    OJ is not guilty either….lmfao.

  • FourMoreYears

    new post

  • xraided

    yet he’s never been arrested…so it’s all speculative…same kind of thing with paul pierce when he was in boston
    who cares sign him we need it