The free agency saga of veteran running back Maurice Jones-Drew may soon be coming to an end as it’s being reported that he is very close to agreeing to a deal with the Oakland Raiders, a deal that could be completed very soon.
#Raiders, Maurice Jones Drew are very close to a deal. All signs point to this thing getting done very soon.
— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) March 28, 2014
Earlier in the day on Thursday, it was let out that Jones-Drew would be spending both Thursday and Friday with Oakland, which was an immediate indication that this might be a little more than just a feeling-out visit.
As late as last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers were considered the front runner for the veteran’s services, however that talked died down a bit and they turned their attention to LeGarrette Blount.
The thought of Jones-Drew in the backfield in Oakland is appealing, as he would definitely lighten the load for Darren McFadden.
Assuming that both can stay healthy throughout the year, this is scary to think about.