On Friday morning, a report surfaced that the Oakland Raiders and and former Jacksonville Jaguars’running back and current free agent Maurice Jones-Drew were expected to agree to a three-year deal.
According to Adam Schefter of the NFL Network, the two sides have indeed come to terms and the deal is now official.
RB Maurice Jones-Drew officially is an Oakland Raider, signing a 3-year deal with the team. Jones-Drew is going home.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2014
Jones-Drew was originally drafted with the 60th overall pick of the second round in the 2006 Draft by the Jaguars. The pick paid off immediately. Jones-Drew, splitting time with Fred Taylor, rushed for 941 yards and 13 touchdowns on just 166 carries as a rookie. He soon became the full time starter and had three consecutive seasons rushing for at least 1,300 yards from 2009-2011, including a career-high 1,606 yards in 2011.
Last season, Jones-Drew rushed for just 803 yards and five touchdowns on 234 carries.
Jones-Drew also drew a lot of interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers, but in the end, the former UCLA Bruin and Oakland native chose to go home.