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Maurice Jones-Drew | Running Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 210
College: UCLA
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Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is inactive for Week 3 against the Patriots.
Jones-Drew returned to practice this week, but will miss his second straight game. Darren McFadden will get the majority of carries again this week, with Latavius Murray in a change-of-pace role. The rest of the Raiders in actives are Matt Schaub, CB Chimdi Chekwa, LB Sio Moore, LB Nick Roach, RG Tony Bergstrom, and OT Matt McCants. Sep 21 - 11:33 AM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders "don't expect to have" Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) available for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Patriots.

It'll be the Darren McFadden show once again in the Oakland backfield. Latavius Murray will be the change-of-pace, with Marcel Reece also getting a couple carries. MJD practiced Thursday and Friday and is listed as questionable. He already has nothing left in the tank, so if Jones-Drew isn't 100 percent healthy he doesn't do the team any good. McFadden is a RB3 this week.
Sep 21 - 8:33 AM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Jones-Drew is on track to play after returning to practice Thursday. His status will be available early on Sunday with the Raiders taking on New England for a 1PM ET game. If Jones-Drew is active, he'll be part of a committee with Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray.
Sep 19 - 4:41 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) returned to Raiders practice Thursday.

He was officially limited. MJD sat out Wednesday's session, but is now on track to return against the Patriots. If MJD does suit up, it will likely be as part of a three-man committee with Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray. He's not on the RB3 radar.
Sep 18 - 3:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) did not practice Wednesday.

Speaking on Monday, MJD didn't sound optimistic about his chances of playing against the Patriots. If he can't go, Darren McFadden would get the start, with Marcel Reece and Latavius Murray spelling him in the backfield.
Sep 17 - 2:58 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) "didn't sound optimistic" about playing in Week 3 when speaking to reporters on Monday.

The Raiders face the Patriots next. Jones-Drew has refused to provide details on his hand injury, and the Raiders laughably listed him as "questionable" on last Friday's injury report despite the fact that he never had any chance to play. If MJD can't go at New England, Darren McFadden would presumably continue to operate as Oakland's lead back. Latavius Murray got one touch in Week 2.
Sep 15 - 1:48 PM

Raiders declared RB Maurice Jones-Drew, MLB Nick Roach, QB Matt McGloin, S Jonathan Dowling, OL Tony Bergstrom, OT Matt McCants, and DL Shelby Harris inactive for Week 2 against the Texans.

It will be the Darren McFadden-Latavius Murray show in Oakland's backfield against a Houston run defense that got abused in Week 1 by Alfred Morris and Roy Helu on Opening Day. Roach remains sidelined with a concussion.
Sep 14 - 2:58 PM

Raiders coach Dennis Allen is claiming that Maurice Jones-Drew is "questionable" for Week 2 despite not practicing all week after hand surgery.

It's funny because not even OC and playcaller Greg Olson is expecting Jones-Drew to play. The Raiders will likely give Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray a few early-game carries apiece, then ride the "hot hand" against Houston.
Sep 12 - 4:12 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) missed practice again Friday.

If Darren McFadden and/or Latavius Murray runs wild against the Texans Sunday, Jones-Drew may not have a starting job when he returns. He underwent hand surgery early this week after a miserably unproductive Week 1 performance.
Sep 12 - 2:32 PM

"Multiple sources" tell CSN Bay Area that Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) will miss Week 2.

"I’d love to go out there, but it’s a long season," Jones-Drew said Thursday. "You want to make sure that everything is right and where it needs to be." The Raiders might play "coy" on MJD's status until Sunday, but all signs point toward him sitting. It means Darren McFadden will get the call in an attractive matchup with the Texans. Latavius Murray is the Raiders' third-string back.
Sep 11 - 8:47 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew confirms he's recovering from hand surgery, but says he doesn't have any broken bones.

MJD hinted he won't play Sunday, saying it's a "long season." CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair would be "extremely surprised" if Jones-Drew suited up against the Texans. That means Darren McFadden will start and be spelled by Latavius Murray. DMC is a middling RB3.
Sep 11 - 5:56 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) remained out of Raiders practice Thursday.

The Raiders protect injury information like nuclear launch codes, so we may not know their plodding lead back's status until Sunday. It appears Darren McFadden is in line for the start, however, with Latavius Murray serving as his explosive backup. Fantasy owners counting on MJD need to make other plans.

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) missed Raiders practice Wednesday.

MJD's status is uncertain after he reportedly underwent a "procedure" on his hand on Monday. The report stated Jones-Drew is "not expected to miss much time, if any," but there don't seem to be any guarantees regarding his Week 2 availability. If MJD can't play against the Texans, Darren McFadden would start.
Sep 10 - 8:48 PM

CSN Bay Area's Fallon Smith reports Maurice Jones-Drew suffered a hand injury Week 1 against the Jets and underwent a "procedure" on Monday.

Smith adds that Jones-Drew is "not expected to miss much time, if any." MJD played 30 snaps to Darren McFadden's 27 in the opener, and the two combined for 44 yards on 16 touches. Jones-Drew looked like he's just about done at 29 years old. Avoid playing him this week against the Texans, even if he does suit up. We wouldn't be shocked if Latavius Murray makes starts in 2014.
Sep 10 - 4:23 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 11 yards on nine carries in Oakland's Week 1 loss to the Jets.

Jones-Drew added two catches for 12 yards. He got the start in the Oakland backfield and out-touched Darren McFadden 11-5, but it was pretty clear to anyone watching this one that MJD has nothing left in the tank. There's no burst and little lateral agility. He's just a straight-line runner who doesn't break tackles and kind of just falls down. MJD is a low-upside RB3. The Raiders host the Texans, who allowed just six points to the Redskins on Sunday, next week.
Sep 7 - 4:50 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt Schaub
3Matt McGloin
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Latavius Murray
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brice Butler
WR21Rod Streater
2Denarius Moore
3Vincent Brown
WR31Denarius Moore
TE1Mychal Rivera
2David Ausberry
3Brian Leonhardt
K1Sebastian Janikowski