Maurice Jones-Drew is set to visit another AFC team in free agency.
This time, it’s his local club.
The Raiders will host Jones-Drew on Thursday and Friday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter quoted an unnamed source as saying there is “a good chance” Jones-Drew gets a deal done with Oakland.
The New York Daily News reported this week that the Jets, Dolphins, Patriots and Steelers were all potential suitors for Jones-Drew. However, the Dolphins have agreed to sign Denver tailback Knowshon Moreno, which likely takes them out of the mix for Jones-Drew. Jones-Drew visited the Steelers last week, but no deal was reached.
The 29-year-old Jones-Drew rushed for 803 yards and five TDs in 2013 for Jacksonville, for whom he’s played his entire NFL career.
Jones-Drew played prep football at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calfornia, which is a little more than 20 miles northeast of Oakland.
Adding Jones-Drew would give Oakland an accomplished one-two punch in the backfield. The Raiders re-signed tailback Darren McFadden at the outset of free agency.