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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 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

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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.
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

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active for Week 4 against the Dolphins.

He'll be a part of a middling committee with Darren McFadden, one DMC is likely to lead after MJD missed Weeks 2-3. You're in big trouble if you're counting on Jones-Drew in a bye-week crunch. Inactive for the Raiders are WR Denarius Moore, QB Matt Schaub, LB Nick Roach, LB Sio Moore, OG Tony Bergstrom, OT Matt McCants and WR Rod Streater. Streater (foot surgery) may not return this season.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:40:00 AM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is practicing in full for Week 4.

Even cloak-and-dagger coach Dennis Allen admits MJD is ready to play. Destined for a timeshare with Darren McFadden, Jones-Drew will be a low-end RB4 across the pond.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) says he's "definitely" ready to play Week 4 against the Dolphins.

"It's not up to me but I feel like I'll be able to play," Jones-Drew added. Darren McFadden has managed 96 yards and one touchdown on 30 carries in MJD's absence, while Latavius Murray has played just 23 snaps. Jones-Drew and DMC will split the backfield reps, with Murray heading back to special teams.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt Schaub
3Matt McGloin
RB1Latavius Murray
2Maurice Jones-Drew
3Terrance Cobb
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Maurice Jones-Drew
3RB1Latavius Murray
2Maurice Jones-Drew
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11James Jones
2Brice Butler
3Seth Roberts
WR21Andre Holmes
2Jeremy Gallon
WR31Kenbrell Thompkins
TE1Mychal Rivera
2Brian Leonhardt
3Nick Kasa
4Scott Simonson
K1Sebastian Janikowski