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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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PosRoleName
QB1B.J. Coleman
2Curtis Painter
3John Skelton
4David Carr
5Rex Grossman
6Vince Young
7Brady Quinn
8Kevin Kolb
9Caleb Hanie
10Josh Portis
11Jerrod Johnson
12Adam Weber
13Jordan Rodgers
14Chase Rettig
15Tommy Rees
16Brock Jensen
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Brett Smith
29James Franklin
30Pat White
31John Parker Wilson
32Trent Edwards
33Pat Devlin
34Nate Enderle
35Nick Stephens
36Tyler Wilson
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
39Kory Faulkner
40Collin Klein
41Rusty Smith
42Keith Price
43Alex Carder
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
6Brandon Jackson
7D.J. Ware
8Chris Johnson
9Ryan Torain
10Maurice Jones-Drew
11Jalen Parmele
12Peyton Hillis
13BenJarvus Green-Ellis
14Jamie Harper
15Chris Rainey
16Terrance Ganaway
17Alvester Alexander
18Jewel Hampton
19Zach Brown
20Evan Royster
21Alex Green
22Brandon Saine
23Lance Ball
24Isaac Redman
25Ray Rice
26Mikel Leshoure
27Michael Bush
28D.J. Harper
29Tim Cornett
30Stephen Houston
31Derrick Strozier
32David Fluellen
33Roy Finch
34Tim Flanders
35Jordan Lynch
36Jordan Roberts
37Orwin Smith
38Kapri Bibbs
39Delone Carter
40Javarris James
41Josh Vaughan
42Darren Evans
43Armond Smith
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
7Darius Johnson
8Lamont Bryant
9Keenan Davis
10Taulib Ikharo
11Erik Lora
12Ryan Whalen
13Jamar Newsome
14Terrence Toliver
15Greg Childs
16Kevin Hardy
17Tim Benford
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Richard Goodman
21Naaman Roosevelt
22Matt Willis
23Lavelle Hawkins
24Brett Swain
25Chaz Schilens
26Brian Robiskie
27Tiquan Underwood
28Charly Martin
29Marcus Jackson
30Derek Moye
31Kamar Jorden
32Nicholas Johnson
33Johnathan Haggerty
34Chad Bumphis
35Sederrick Cunningham
36Zach Rogers
37Jordan White
38Chris Summers
39Dan Buckner
40Roy Roundtree
41Robby Toma
42Carlin Isles
43Emmanuel Arceneaux
44Erik Highsmith
45Tyrone Goard
46Sam McGuffie
47Mark Harrison
48Cole McKenzie
49Jamal Miles
50Rashad Evans
51T.J. Moe
52Jasper Collins
53Terrell Sinkfield
54Jheranie Boyd
55Eric Rogers
56Rashaad Carter
57Demetrius Fields
58Scott Pillar
59Chip Reeves
60Mike Davis
61Cody Hoffman
62Quintin Payton
63Wilson Van Hooser
64C.J. Goodwin
65Jon Baldwin
66Jeremy Ebert
67LaQuan Williams
68Diondre Borel
69Bert Reed
70Brandon Carswell
71Joseph Anderson
72Julius Pruitt
73Mardy Gilyard
74Chastin West
WR21Kerry Meier
2David Nelson
3Greg Little
4Kris Durham
5Braylon Edwards
6Davone Bess
7Anthony Armstrong
8A.J. Jenkins
9Eric Page
10Chris Givens
11Darius Hanks
12Aaron Mellette
13Robert Gill
14Mohamed Massaquoi
15Earl Bennett
16Jordan Shipley
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Kealoha Pilares
20Brandon Banks
21Drew Davis
22Raymond Radway
23Donald Jones
24Donte' Stallworth
25Michael Jenkins
26Duke Calhoun
27Tim Toone
28Isaiah Williams
29David Ball
30Devin Aromashodu
31David Reed
32Jarett Dillard
33Dezmon Briscoe
34Martel Moore
35Lanear Sampson
36Alec Lemon
37Lamaar Thomas
38Dominique Croom
39David Douglas
40Dale Moss
41Brandon Collins
42Tray Session
43Jeff Fuller
44Nicholas Edwards
45Charles Hawkins
46Alex Gillett
47Eric Thomas
48Lacoltan Bester
49Greg Hardin
50Kerry Taylor
51Micah Hatfield
52Jordan Harris
53Jaz Reynolds
54Austin Franklin
55Alex Neutz
56Geraldo Boldewijn
57Kelsey Pope
58Anthony McClung
59Weston Dressler
60Perez Ashford
61Joe Adams
62Marvin McNutt
63Kevin Elliott
64Jared Green
65Mike Willie
66Michael Calvin
67Taveon Rogers
68Andrew DePaola
69James Shaw
70Devin Goda
71Jason Thompson
72Omarius Hines
73Gerrard Sheppard
74Andy Cruse
75Anthony Amos
76R.J. Webb
77Andrew Helmick
78Jerry Johnson
79Rodrick Rumble
80Brandon Kaufman
81Darius Reynaud
82Deon Butler
83Early Doucet
84Tori Gurley
85Ronald Johnson
86Terrence Austin
87Roberto Wallace
88Bobby Sewall
89Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
6Kris Durham
7A.J. Jenkins
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12D.J. Williams
13Tommy Gallarda
14Steve Watson
15Andrew Szczerba
16Daniel Graham
17Billy Bajema
18Joel Dreessen
19Ben Hartsock
20Visanthe Shiancoe
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Dan Gronkowski
26Zach Potter
27Colin Cloherty
28Martin Rucker
29Cameron Morrah
30Nelson Rosario
31Jacob Pedersen
32D.J. Tialavea
33Justin Jones
34Asa Watson
35Evan Wilson
36Matt Furstenburg
37Ben Cotton
38David Rolf
39Weslye Saunders
40Jeron Mastrud
41Steve Maneri
42Dominique Curry
43Jake Byrne
44Mike McNeill
45Hayden Smith
46Joe Sawyer
47Andre Hardy
48Martell Webb
49Cameron Graham
50Michael Higgins
51Alex Silvestro
52Evan Landi
53Taylor Cook
54Colin Anderson
55Travis Tannahill
56Jason Schepler
57Chase Clement
58A.C. Leonard
59Morrell Presley
60Brian Wozniak
61David Wright
62Tim Biere
63Travis Beckum
64Richard Quinn
65Jake O'Connell
66Isaiah Stanback
67Evan Moore
68Jamie McCoy
69Nathan Overbay
K1Maikon Bonani
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