Raiders sign Maurice Jones-Drew to 3-year deal

After spending his entire professional career with the Jaguars, free-agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew has a new home, which is also his old home.

Born in Oakland, MJD has officially signed a three-year deal with the Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jones-Drew joins Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray in the Raiders' backfield. While McFadden is a talented but injury-prone back, the addition of Pocket Hercules to the group limits the breakout potential of Murray.

Unlike McFadden, who has never played more than 13 games in a season, Jones-Drew has played less than 14 games only once (2012 season).

Averaging a career-low 3.4 yards per carry, Jones-Drew rushed for 803 yards, exactly half of his league-leading total in 2011, and five touchdowns while adding 43 receptions for 314 yards in 15 games last year.

With the presence of McFadden (for at least some games) and Murray and 2,139 career touches, it's hard to get too excited about Jones-Drew's fantasy outlook in 2014.





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