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Dec 29, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) during the National Anthem before their game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders rumors: Maurice Jones-Drew expected to be starter

This offseason, the Oakland Raiders signed veteran free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

Despite already having Darren McFadden on the roster, the Raiders plan on getting Jones-Drew involved heavily in the offense.

In fact, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Vic Tafur believes that McFadden could end up being the No. 1 running back on the team’s depth chart when they open up the season. 

It would be a surprise to a lot of people if McFadden was unseated by Jones-Drew, but anything is possible.

The most likely scenario in Oakland is that both running backs will get their fair share of the carries, but Jones-Drew’s ability to run between the tackles will give him the edge when it comes to getting a bigger bulk of the workload.

We will have to see how the running back battle plays out during training camp, but it seems to be trending in Jones-Drew’s favor.

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