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Maurice Jones-Drew | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 210
College: UCLA
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Maurice Jones-Drew is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.
This is a tough one. MJD was a shell of his former self the past two seasons, but retires as one of the best runners of his generation, and as a fantasy football hall-of-famer. A diminutive 5-foot-7, 210 pounds, MJD ran with the power of a bull during his prime, and was one of the game's best pass-catching backs. Even despite his rough 2013-14 seasons, Jones-Drew heads into retirement the owner of a career 4.4 YPC. He scored 79 touchdowns across 126 games. Already a dabbler in the media, MJD should be sticking around on television and radio. Mar 5 - 4:49 PM

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Unless Maurice Jones-Drew takes a pay cut, it's unlikely he'll be back with the Raiders.

Jones-Drew costs $2.4 million against the cap, a steep price for a player who averaged 2.2 yards per carry last season. With 25-year-old Latavius Murray ready to take on a bigger role, don't be surprised if the Raiders ditch both Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden this offseason.
Feb 23 - 5:40 PM

Asked Thursday if he believes Maurice Jones-Drew has anything left, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio replied "we need to find that out."

Del Rio coached Jones-Drew for many years in Jacksonville. If the Raiders have watched Jones-Drew's 2014 tape, they know he's finished. They still might bring MJD to training camp to give him a look. Turning 30 in March, Jones-Drew is owed a $100,000 workout bonus and $2.4 million salary in 2015.
Feb 12 - 4:34 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew said his "body feels good" and he'd like to be back with the Raiders in 2015.

Unfortunately for MJD, he's one of the easiest cuts in the league. The Raiders will save $2.5 million and wave goodbye. Jones-Drew is done. He finished with a total of 96 yards in 2014, averaging 2.23 YPC. MJD is one of the greatest running backs of the past decade, but the wear and tear from his Jacksonville days has caught up to him. He'll turn 30 in March and may have played his final snap.
Jan 7 - 11:20 AM

Maurice Jones-Drew had zero touches in Sunday's Week 17 loss at Denver.

Jones-Drew was laughably signed to a three-year, $7.5 million contract last offseason. The only ones who didn't know he was washed up were the Raiders, who quickly found out. MJD fell behind Darren McFadden and then Latavius Murray on the depth chart, finishing with a grand total of 96 rushing yards on 2.23 YPC for the entire season. He'll be cut by Oakland shortly and his NFL career is in jeopardy. Jones-Drew will turn 30 in March.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew managed 21 yards on five carries and caught three balls for 23 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 loss to St. Louis.

Jones-Drew was the No. 2 back through Oakland's rotation against the Rams, for whatever reason playing ahead of Marcel Reece. We actually saw MJD break a couple of tackles in this game, which has been a rarity for him in Oakland. He's a sub-replacement-level running back at this stage of his career. The Raiders need a healthy Latavius Murray (concussion) back badly.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew rushed three times in Oakland's Week 12 win over the Chiefs, but ended up with -1 yards.

This has gotten sad. MJD's three carries went for one, -2 and zero yards. For the season, he's now rushed 36 times for 69 yards (1.91 YPC). The Raiders would be within their rights to release MJD during their long 10-day layoff between now and Week 13, but we don't expect that to happen. MJD has been a warrior during his nine-year career, but he's out of gas.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:16:00 AM

Maurice Jones-Drew managed six yards on four carries in Week 11.

He's got nothing left in the tank.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 07:43:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew lost two yards on his two carries and caught an 11-yard pass in the Raiders' Week 9 loss to the Seahawks.

Why the Raiders give Jones-Drew breather back carries over Latavius Murray is one of the great mysteries of football today. It was a nice run for MJD, but it's not happening anymore.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew was held to eight yards on six carries and had a six-yard catch in the Raiders' Week 8 loss to the Browns.

As promised, the Raiders increased Jones-Drew's workload this week. As expected, it didn't work at all. Clearly on his last legs, Jones-Drew doesn't deserve to be getting any touches in the Oakland backfield over Darren McFadden, much less Latavius Murray. MJD shouldn't be owned, even in 20-team fantasy leagues. On the season, Jones-Drew has 56 yards on 24 carries (2.33 YPC). He's done.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano believes the team needs to get Maurice Jones-Drew more carries.

We'd argue just the opposite, as a washed-up MJD has averaged a pathetic 2.66 yards on his 18 carries this season. Granted, that's an extremely small sample size, but there's simply no juice left in Jones-Drew's legs. Darren McFadden is the Raiders' best back, while Latavius Murray and FB Marcel Reece are both more deserving of bigger workloads than MJD. It's a mystery why the noncompetitive Raiders have mothballed Murray, their only young runner.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 06:29:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew managed six yards on three carries in the Raiders' Week 7 loss to the Cardinals.

MJD was not targeted and saw the three touches compared to Darren McFadden's 18. If DMC were to get injured, we'd prefer to take a fantasy flier on Latavius Murray rather than Jones-Drew, who is 100-percent washed up.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 30 yards on four carries and caught a ten-yard pass in the Raiders' Week 6 loss to San Diego.

He mixed in for five touches behind Darren McFadden, who had 16. Latavius Murray had zero. Jones-Drew appears to be just a "breather back" in the Raiders' offense. He offers little to no value in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano wants Maurice Jones-Drew to take on a bigger offensive role.

"I’d like Maurice to take a little bit greater role, maybe get some snaps off of Darren (McFadden)," Sparano said. Jones-Drew has already missed two games with a hand injury, and only managed three yards on four touches against Miami before the Raiders bye. If Oakland wants someone to take snaps off McFadden, they would be better served looking to second-year back Latavius Murray.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew rushed twice for one yard in Oakland's Week 4 loss to the Dolphins, adding two catches for two yards.

Scintillating. Making $1.2 million this season, MJD now has 15 touches for 26 yards. Darren McFadden should be considered the Raiders' clear lead back until further notice, but we suppose MJD could again make things "interesting" after the Raiders' Week 5 bye. MJD is off the radar in 12-team fantasy leagues.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:01:00 PM

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QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Josh Portis
4Tim Tebow
5Curtis Painter
6John Skelton
7Mike Kafka
8David Carr
9Rex Grossman
10Vince Young
11Brady Quinn
12Kevin Kolb
13Caleb Hanie
14Pat White
15Trent Edwards
16John Parker Wilson
17Jerrod Johnson
18Adam Weber
19Jordan Rodgers
20Nick Stephens
21Tyler Wilson
22Ryan Katz
23Colby Cameron
24Kyle Padron
25James Vandenberg
26Mike Hermann
27Nathan Stanley
28Dalton Williams
29Matt Brown
30Caleb TerBush
31Tim Jenkins
32Dayne Crist
33Brett Smith
34James Franklin
35Chase Rettig
36Tommy Rees
37Brock Jensen
38Brendon Kay
39Logan Kilgore
40Nate Enderle
41Kory Faulkner
42Keith Price
43Collin Klein
44Alex Carder
45Rusty Smith
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Maurice Jones-Drew
5Brandon Jackson
6D.J. Ware
7Chris Johnson
8Ryan Torain
9Beanie Wells
10Andre Brown
11Jalen Parmele
12Peyton Hillis
13BenJarvus Green-Ellis
14Jamie Harper
15Chris Rainey
16Terrance Ganaway
17Alvester Alexander
18Jewel Hampton
19Zach Brown
20Evan Royster
21Ray Rice
22Mikel Leshoure
23Lance Ball
24Isaac Redman
25Michael Bush
26Alex Green
27Brandon Saine
28D.J. Harper
29Tim Cornett
30Stephen Houston
31Derrick Strozier
32David Fluellen
33Roy Finch
34Tim Flanders
35Jordan Lynch
36Jordan Roberts
37Orwin Smith
38Kapri Bibbs
39Armond Smith
40Javarris James
41Josh Vaughan
42Darren Evans
43Delone Carter
44Anthony Allen
45Damien Berry
46Richard Murphy
47William Powell
48Cierre Wood
49Stefphon Jefferson
50Deonte Williams
51Bradley Randle
52Quentin Hines
53De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Maurice Jones-Drew
4Pierre Thomas
5Chris Johnson
6Ryan Torain
7Beanie Wells
8Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4Maurice Jones-Drew
5D.J. Ware
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Collin Mooney
13Braden Wilson
14Zach Boren
15Lonnie Pryor
16Harvey Unga
17Owen Marecic
18Shaun Chapas
19Dorson Boyce
20Eric Kettani
21Quinn Johnson
22Owen Schmitt
23Brian Leonard
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Stephen Campbell
27J.C. Copeland
28Chad Young
29Kadeem Jones
30James Baker
31Maurice Hagens
32Karl Williams
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Ryan D'Imperio
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Jourdan Brooks
46Nate Eachus
47Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Lance Moore
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Joe Morgan
8Darius Johnson
9Greg Childs
10Lamont Bryant
11Kevin Hardy
12Tim Benford
13LaRon Byrd
14Ryan Whalen
15Jamar Newsome
16Terrence Toliver
17Richard Goodman
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Erik Lora
21Keenan Davis
22Taulib Ikharo
23Robby Toma
24Carlin Isles
25Emmanuel Arceneaux
26Naaman Roosevelt
27Johnathan Haggerty
28Matt Willis
29Lavelle Hawkins
30Brett Swain
31Chaz Schilens
32Brian Robiskie
33Tiquan Underwood
34Charly Martin
35Marcus Jackson
36Derek Moye
37Kamar Jorden
38Nicholas Johnson
39Sederrick Cunningham
40Jordan White
41Chris Summers
42Zach Rogers
43Dan Buckner
44Roy Roundtree
45Chad Bumphis
46Terrell Sinkfield
47Jheranie Boyd
48Eric Rogers
49Rashaad Carter
50Erik Highsmith
51Tyrone Goard
52Mark Harrison
53Cole McKenzie
54Jamal Miles
55Rashad Evans
56Sam McGuffie
57T.J. Moe
58Jasper Collins
59Jeremy Ebert
60LaQuan Williams
61Diondre Borel
62Bert Reed
63Brandon Carswell
64Joseph Anderson
65Julius Pruitt
66Mardy Gilyard
67Jon Baldwin
68Chastin West
69Demetrius Fields
70Scott Pillar
71Chip Reeves
72Mike Davis
73Cody Hoffman
74Quintin Payton
75Wilson Van Hooser
76C.J. Goodwin
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Greg Jennings
3Kerry Meier
4Davone Bess
5Anthony Armstrong
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9A.J. Jenkins
10Eric Page
11Brandon Banks
12Drew Davis
13Raymond Radway
14Kealoha Pilares
15Donald Jones
16Chris Givens
17Darius Hanks
18Mohamed Massaquoi
19Earl Bennett
20Micheal Spurlock
21Steve Breaston
22Jordan Shipley
23Donte' Stallworth
24Aaron Mellette
25Robert Gill
26Martel Moore
27Nicholas Edwards
28Charles Hawkins
29Alex Gillett
30Dominique Croom
31Lacoltan Bester
32Eric Thomas
33Greg Hardin
34Michael Jenkins
35Devin Aromashodu
36David Reed
37Jarett Dillard
38Dezmon Briscoe
39Tim Toone
40David Ball
41David Douglas
42Dale Moss
43Brandon Collins
44Tray Session
45Lanear Sampson
46Alec Lemon
47Lamaar Thomas
48Duke Calhoun
49Isaiah Williams
50Jeff Fuller
51Joe Adams
52Marvin McNutt
53Tori Gurley
54Roberto Wallace
55Bobby Sewall
56Ronald Johnson
57Jerry Johnson
58Andrew DePaola
59James Shaw
60Devin Goda
61Kevin Elliott
62Jared Green
63Mike Willie
64Michael Calvin
65Taveon Rogers
66Early Doucet
67Darius Reynaud
68Deon Butler
69Terrence Austin
70Patrick Crayton
71Micah Hatfield
72Jaz Reynolds
73Austin Franklin
74Alex Neutz
75Geraldo Boldewijn
76Kelsey Pope
77Anthony McClung
78Jordan Harris
79Jason Thompson
80Omarius Hines
81Gerrard Sheppard
82Andy Cruse
83Anthony Amos
84R.J. Webb
85Andrew Helmick
86Weston Dressler
87Perez Ashford
88Rodrick Rumble
89Brandon Kaufman
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Greg Jennings
5Laurent Robinson
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
8A.J. Jenkins
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12Andrew Szczerba
13Steve Watson
14Tommy Gallarda
15D.J. Williams
16James Casey
17Daniel Graham
18Billy Bajema
19Joel Dreessen
20Cameron Morrah
21Martin Rucker
22Dan Gronkowski
23Ben Hartsock
24Visanthe Shiancoe
25Weslye Saunders
26Mike McNeill
27Hayden Smith
28Tom Crabtree
29Brody Eldridge
30Nate Byham
31Dedrick Epps
32Zach Potter
33Colin Cloherty
34Jeron Mastrud
35Steve Maneri
36Dominique Curry
37Matt Furstenburg
38Ben Cotton
39David Rolf
40Nelson Rosario
41Jake Byrne
42Joe Sawyer
43Evan Wilson
44Emmanuel Ogbuehi
45Jacob Pedersen
46D.J. Tialavea
47Justin Jones
48Asa Watson
49Brian Wozniak
50David Wright
51Jason Schepler
52Chase Clement
53A.C. Leonard
54Morrell Presley
55Tim Biere
56Evan Landi
57Taylor Cook
58Colin Anderson
59Travis Tannahill
60Jamie McCoy
61Nathan Overbay
62Andre Hardy
63Martell Webb
64Cameron Graham
65Michael Higgins
66Alex Silvestro
67Evan Moore
68Travis Beckum
69Richard Quinn
70Jake O'Connell
71Isaiah Stanback
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2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Danny Hrapmann
8Brandon Bogotay
9Havard Rugland
10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
16Kevin Goessling
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez