Maurice Jones-Drew, Raiders Agree To Three-Year Contract


maurice jones drewMaurice Jones-Drew is off the market.

The former Jacksonville Jaguars running back has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders on a three-year deal, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The team later announced the deal on Twitter, but did not reveal the terms.

A native of Oakland, Jones-Drew has spent his entire eight-year NFL career with the Jaguars. He’s a three-time All-Pro but has seen his production drop dramatically since leading the league in rushing yards in 2011.

Injuries limited Jones-Drew to just six games in 2012, and while he returned to play all but one game last season, he managed just 803 rushing yards and five touchdowns as the Jaguars missed the playoffs for a sixth straight year.

In Oakland, the UCLA product will look to replace last season’s leading rusher, Rashad Jennings (now with the New York Giants) and team up with the perennially underachieving Darren McFadden, who averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in 10 games last season.

The Raiders also have a rushing threat in quarterback Terrelle Pryor — second among quarterbacks last season with 576 yards on the ground — though he will have to compete for playing time with newly acquired signal-caller Matt Schaub.

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