Maurice Jones-Drew signs with Raiders

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For the first time in his NFL career, tailback Maurice Jones-Drew is switching teams.

Jones-Drew, one of the Jaguars’ best players for the better part of a decade, has signed with the Raiders, the club said Friday.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jones-Drew received a three-year contract.

The 29-year-old Jones-Drew comes off one of his worst seasons, gaining just 3.4 yards per carry for Jacksonville. In Oakland, he’ll join Darren McFadden as one of the club’s primary ball carriers.

The signing officially closes the book on Jones-Drew’s eight-season run with the Jaguars. A second-round pick out of UCLA in 2006, Jones-Drew rushed for 8,071 yards and 68 touchdowns for Jacksonville.

The Jones-Drew deal is yet another notable free agent move for Oakland, which has also signed defensive ends Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley and wide receiver James Jones. The Raiders also traded for Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.

41 responses to “Maurice Jones-Drew signs with Raiders

  1. MJD + DJax = W’s

    This will probably save RM and DA’s job for at least another season.

  2. If I’m Oakland fan, I dig this. McFadden can be very effective – but he can never seem to stay healthy.

    And MJD brings some thunder in a small package. I still think there’s some “Pocket Hercules” left in the tank.

    Oakland is becoming an interesting football team again.

  3. I dont understand DA & Reggie’s ‘plan’. I thought they were trying to build a solid core of young players. While I always liked MJD, I’m just not sure how much he has left in the tank. I really wanted to keep Jennings and pick up Blount… But it looks like the Ste-A-lers will land Blount now…

    Also. for the record, I’d rather have Watkins than DeSean…

  4. I like it. With DMc this gives us some inexpensive ‘Thunder & Lightning in Oaktown for 2014.

  5. I would sign one more rb though because you definitely have to have two rbs now a days and we all know we cant count on mcfadden for too much

  6. and he averaged 4.8 yards the season before….he is not the one who traded Eugene Monroe last year. The Jags also implemented the dreaded zbs last year, and had only two o-line starters finish the season…it’s ok keep the hate coming, we love it.

  7. Hopefully in a perfect world we could sign one more rb with that being Blunt from new england hes a beast

  8. And MJD’s name was never mentioned again as he was sucked into the black hole of Raider fail, and disappeared from the playoffs, personal stats, fantasy boards, and the minds of fans.

  9. I like the signing…Mojo and D-Mac…One of them should be healthy enough at all times…Go get D-Jax and still draft Watkins…do not pass him up like they passed on Megatron for Jamarcus…DRAFT WATKINS!!

  10. None of these moves will make a difference… at all. Tuck still has some left in the tank but is a shell of his former self. MJD same, Schuab had his chance as a starter on one of the best offensive teams in the NFL and lost his job to a rookie. James Jones was good when he had A-rod throwing to him and he had Jennings and Cobb who the 2 corners were matching up against. Go ahead Raider Nation deny deny deny that this isn’t true and keep believing your team has a chance against Denver this year.

  11. You know what? It’s weird to me that McFadden is the same age as Veldheer (26)… and he is also 3 years younger than MJD…

    Late…

  12. He and McMarshmallow can take turns using the elderly scooter on the sidelines, unless they’re both injured at the same time. (which is most likely)

    Chiefs fans are jealous of this running back stable. LMFAO!

  13. Hey MJD,

    Looking back, I’m sure you’re regretting your hold out with Jacksonville. You lose money and a solid reputation. Oh well, you get to go home to Oakland and play in the wonderful dumpy Oakland Coliseum. Make sure you wear flip-flops in the locker room.

  14. Let’s be real. Raiders can make as many moves as they want but they’ll still finish 4 in the AFC West.

    I’m sorry but Shaub isn’t gonna take you to the “promise land” with Rivers, Smith and “PEYTON” in that division.

  15. IR all star team ? Mcfragile and Drew both tearing league up with their 3 yards average per game. PITIFUL. I wonder how bad Reggie will screw up the draft?

  16. I like how the Raider fan above said that the team is “back”.

    With a bunch of past their prime players and a crappy QB?

    The delusion of Raider Nation never ceases to amaze me.

    5-11 next year

  17. All the kooks said Charlie Garner was washed up when he came to Oakland too. MJD/DMC looks more than a little like Garner/Wheatley to me.

  18. No one EVER heard ‘you can’t’ more than Mojo.

    I’m happy he gets to play with his hometown team, hopeful that he shuts his critics up, and sad to see him go. If ANY one can come back from his injuries, it would be Maurice. Jaysus, what a tough sob.

    Was a privilege to watch him play the game.

  19. shutur5hole:Denver KC and SD all will fall again this year Denver will be lucky not to bring up the rear. You heard it hear first.

    That’s the perfect way to start the weekend, an unintelligent, laughable comment from a typical Raider fan. Cheers, I’ll drink to the comedy you provide.

  20. slick50ks says: Mar 28, 2014 4:05 PM

    He and McMarshmallow can take turns using the elderly scooter on the sidelines, unless they’re both injured at the same time. (which is most likely)

    Chiefs fans are jealous of this running back stable. LMFAO!
    —————
    McFadden was six years old the last time the Chiefs won a playoff game.

  21. Good move. I’d say draft Watkins not get Djax and pick up Alex Mack. Think that is a better plan. I just want as good a oline as possible. Move wiz back to guard. We would have a deep o line with that

  22. ninerdre1990 says: Mar 28, 2014 4:29 PM

    Let’s be real. Raiders can make as many moves as they want but they’ll still finish 4 in the AFC West.

    I’m sorry but Shaub isn’t gonna take you to the “promise land” with Rivers, Smith and “PEYTON” in that division.
    ————————-
    The realists among us understand that we’re in a tough division, and also have to face the NFC West this year. We’re just hoping the team can be a little more competitive and maybe catch a few breaks.

  23. jhutch02 says:
    Mar 28, 2014 5:56 PM

    shutur5hole:Denver KC and SD all will fall again this year Denver will be lucky not to bring up the rear. You heard it hear first.
    —————————————————
    That’s the perfect way to start the weekend, an unintelligent, laughable comment from a typical Raider fan. Cheers, I’ll drink to the comedy you provide.

    ————————————————–
    jhutch02,
    It’s not our fault we own the AFC west. I know it pisses you off, but until one of you weaklings in our division steps up to the greatness that is 3 rings, you will just have to deal with it!!! Perhaps that is why you turn to alcohol as you previously mentioned!!! Let it go, you will never be the KINGS of the AFC west…just accept it and you will feel better…

    Hey, this just in…check it out! LOL!!!

    Team of the Decades – 3 rings
    Defeated donkeys – 2 rings
    Little red scouts – 1 ring
    Chokers – 0 rings

    Late…

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