Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) runs with the ball as Tennessee Titans defends during the second half at EverBank Field. Tennessee Titans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders to meet with Maurice Jones-Drew


The Oakland Raiders have had a quiet week after trading for quarterback Matt Schaub, but it appears that general manager Reggie McKenzie likes getting his business done on Fridays as he is set to attempt to hammer down another veteran acquisition to bolster his offense over the next two days.

According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport the Raiders will be meeting with Bay Area native running back Maurice Jones-Drew on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to bring in another running back in the wake of Rashad Jennings departure to the New York Giants.

Recently Jones-Drew has been attached to the Pittsburgh Steelers and looking for a deal of around $3.5 million per season, something that McKenzie can certainly afford. Like current Raiders running back Darren McFadden, Jones-Drew has his injury concerns including a lisfranc injury that appeared to have slowed the veteran Jaguars back last season. Still he has a lot left to give any team, specifically his hometown Raiders who could be getting a feel good comeback story in MJD should they hammer out a deal before the weekend.

Expect the Raiders to pursue MJD hard over the weekend and have a good chance of locking him down, after all a two day meeting is a pretty serious indicator that both parties are interested in coming to an agreement. If so expect the move to be well received by Raider fans who have always fantasized about having the De La Salle high school phenom on the hometown team.

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  • gdubb

    Mid and dmc combined will play 8 games together this year opening the door for L.murphy

  • gdubb

    Mjd. Dang auto correct

  • Bob

    Good. The Raiders can sign him and cut DMC when he gets injured in pre season.

  • bigninaross

    Mid and Murphy… are you talking about the Raiders? LMAO! j/k

  • Silvia Arredondo

    Sign him! Sign him!

  • Kenneth Adams

    Don’t play around RM just get him signed.

  • Mark Shafer

    Could be a good pick up. We need more production on the offense side of the ball!

  • Chris Schroeder

    Lol!!! Hey he did corrected MJD, now he just needs to correct Latavius Murray’s name. It’s not Murphy like Robocop dude.

  • Bob

    What will the pundits say. If the Steelers signed him it’s a good signing if the Raiders sign him it’s bad

  • Pridenpoise

    You notice that to, every player we sign same thing, to old, no good, injury prone, it’s laughable. The bias against the Raiders is alive and well.

  • Techno Johnson

    If this deal goes down I might just cream my jockeys.

  • Angel Becerra

    Murphy. Lol old school

  • KloverJane

    Lol

  • KloverJane

    This thread is funny. I’m sorry i missed it live. Lol