The Oakland Raiders hosted Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew on Thursday. It is interesting considering the Raiders re-signed Darren McFadden, but Rashad Jennings left to sign with the New York Giants.
Maurice Jones-Drew is visiting the #Raiders tonight and tomorrow, per source. Wow. Could get serious.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2014
Things were reportedly going well according to reports from CSN’s Scott Blair.
#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
Now according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders and Jones-Drew are expected to agree to a three-year deal later today. Trying to bring in a solid running back could help the Raiders take some pressure off their quarterback in the 2014 season.
A deal still not final, but Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew and Raiders are expected to agree later today on a three-year deal, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2014