MAURICE JONES-DREW NEWS

Oakland Raiders Have NFL’s Oldest Roster

All 32 NFL teams got down to the mandatory 53-man roster requirements on Saturday. There were some surprise cuts, as a few teams out there made an effort to get younger entering the 2014 regular season.  The Oakland Raiders weren’t one of those teams. According to an article by Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, the Raiders boast the oldest NFL roster at an average of 27 years old...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans season preview: Week 17 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Houston Texans will play their final regular season game at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, where a playoff spot could potentially be on the line. The Texans know they cannot take the Jaguars lightly, however. They did get swept last season to them, being outscored 40-27. The Jaguars defense dominated the Texans offense last season. Jacksonville does have the players and...
Via cover32 - Texans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders hope rebuild pays immediate dividends

The time for excuses for the Oakland Raiders is over. After spending two years tearing apart a struggling team beset by bad draft picks and out-of-whack contracts, general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen finally got the chance to build the type of team they wanted since coming aboard before the 2012 season. Two years of bargain-basement shopping led to back-to-back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Outlook for Rashad Jennings, Emmanuel Sanders and Other Free Agency Transplants

This fantasy football outlook is the second in a six-part series that will review the important free agency transplants and how they could help or hinder your shot at the title. This week we’ll gander at two former Jacksonville running backs in Rashad Jennings and Maurice Jones-Drew along with Peyton Manning’s Eric Decker replacement in Emmanuel Sanders.   Photo Courtesy: Ron...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

You Shouldn’t Trust Maurice Jones-Drew in Fantasy Football This Year

Maurice Jones-Drew was once a household name when it comes to top fantasy running backs. For 2014 he’s moved on to Oakland where he’ll be teamed up with Darren McFadden in an interesting backfield situation. Will Jones-Drew return to form? Will he fade into RBBC obscurity? Will the injury woes continue? Our friends at numberfire.com […] The post You Shouldn’t Trust Maurice...
Via Punch Drunk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

You Shouldn’t Trust Maurice Jones-Drew in Fantasy Football This Year

Maurice Jones-Drew was once a household name when it comes to top fantasy running backs. For 2014 he’s moved on to Oakland where he’ll be teamed up with Darren McFadden in an interesting backfield situation. Will Jones-Drew return to form? Will he fade into RBBC obscurity? Will the injury woes continue? Our friends at numberfire.com […] The post You Shouldn’t Trust Maurice...
Via Punch Drunk Wonderland
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MJD Plays Well In 3rd Preseason Game

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew broke off a 40-yard touchdown during Friday's preseason game at Green Bay.Fantasy Spin:Jones-Drew rushed for 3.4 yards per carry with the Jaguars last season, but he did still have five gains of at least 20 yards and two of 40 or more. With Darren McFadden's health always in question, MJD could turn into an RB2 this season.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew makes ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture after scoring touchdown (Video)

In the wake of the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown by Ferguson, MO police office Darren Wilson, numerous protests have been staged. The incident has become front-page news, drawing the attention from across the United States and other parts of the world. In the sports world, we have seen the St. Louis Rams provide […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maurice Jones-Drew Turns on the Speed for First Oakland Raiders Touchdown

After the first two preseason games the Raiders might have been wondering if picking up former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was worth the roster spot. Ole Mighty Mouse had looked anything but mighty--so far. Sometimes you just have to be patient.Friday night that patience finally paid off as Mighty Mouse took the ball 40-yards to pay dirt.via BroBibleOn his...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MJD’s Does “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” After TD Run (Video)

Maurice Jones-Drew had an impressive 40-yard TD run against the Packers, but his celebration was even more powerful. A lot of athletes have come from communities like Ferguson, MO, so they are aware of what is going on and showing their support in various ways.
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 53-Man Roster Prediction

Quarterbacks (3): Matt Schaub, Derek Carr, Matt McGloin Backs (5-6): Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren McFadden, Latavius Murray, FB Jamize Olawale, Jeremy Stewart, FB Marcel Reece* Wide Receivers (6): Rod Streater, James Jones, Denarius Moore, Andre Holmes, Greg Little, Brice Butler Tight Ends (2-3): MTE Mychal Rivera, BTE Brian Leonhardt, BTE David Ausberry* Offensive Line (8): LT Donald...
Via Raiders Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyvon Branch, MJD banged up

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew injured his finger and safety Tyvon Branch suffered an ankle injury on Friday night. RB Maurice Jones-Drew hurt a finger, S Tyvon Branch hurt an ankle. OT Melvin McCants and TE Scott Simonson suffered concussions. — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) August 16, 2014 The good news is that Branch is expected to be fine. DA called Tyvon’s ankle...
Via Pro Football Zone
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2014

The real Darren McFadden may finally show not only the Oakland Raiders, but the rest of the NFL what he is made of. After five injury-riddled season in the NFL, the team that made him the fourth-overall selection in the NFL Draft may have found a way to keep him injury-free and hungry to prove he is a star in the making.The Raiders signed Maurice Jones-Drew after resigning McFadden...
Via Football Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew ranked 32nd best in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With the Hall of Fame Game now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is now underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position...
Via cover32 - Raiders
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders List Maurice Jones-Drew Ahead of Darren McFadden

Raiders List Maurice Jones-Drew Ahead of Darren McFadden With Week 1 of the NFL preseason games rolling out this Thursday, some teams have released their unofficial depth charts. In an interesting turn of events, the Oakland Raiders have their past starter running back Darren McFadden sitting behind newly signed back … The post Raiders List Maurice Jones-Drew Ahead of Darren McFadden...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
26 days ago  |  Discuss

MJD Looks Like He'll Lead Raiders RBs

Raiders OC Greg Olson made it sound as if Maurice Jones-Drew could be the lead back in the battle with Darren McFadden, according to an Oakland Tribune report.Fantasy Spin:Assuming they are both healthy, which hasn't been the case for either runner lately, the title of "starter" likely isn't going to be a big deal in this shared situation. Still, you would rather...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones-Drew aims to silence doubters

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew never had to search for motivation. It came in daily doses from people questioning him because of his stature. Time and again, the 5-foot-7 Jones-Drew silenced doubters with his play, be it at De La Salle High, UCLA or the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now that he's with the Raiders, he has found a new source of motivation from those who wonder if he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Much Impoved at Quarterback and Running Back

After yet another disappointing 4-12 season in 2013, the Oakland Raiders made a lot of offseason moves in hopes of addressing at least some of their needs. Two huge areas of concern for the black and silver were quarterback and the running game. General Manager Reggie McKenzie took extra time with those issues, trading a sixth round pick to Houston for Matt Schaub in March. In the...
Via BaySportsNet
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew, Raiders punt returner?

The Raiders don’t have players lined up to return kickoffs or punts. They’re experimenting with several options during training camp, hoping to find dynamic returners to help fight the battle for field position. The team used five players to field punts during the opening practice of training camp Friday at the Napa Valley Marriott. One in particular carries high risk and high...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders will rely on Maurice Jones-Drew rather than Darren McFadden

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Vic Tafur predicts that Maurice Jones-Drew will supplant Darren McFadden as the Oakland Raiders’ featured running back this season. To complement the fragile McFadden, Oakland signed Jones-Drew to a three-year deal valued at roughly $7.5 million on March 28. Jones-Drew, who performed with a surgically repaired foot and battled a balky hamstring,...
Via Sports by Colin
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: What happened to Maurice Jones Drew?

The Oakland Raiders added a whole lot of veterans to the roster during the offseason in an attempt to help bridge the gap while general manager Reggie McKenzie attempts to build a championship team through homegrown talent acquired in the draft. The response from the media was fairly unanimous in joking that the Raiders would have a Super Bowl caliber team if this was 2010. Some...
Via cover32 - Raiders
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Preview: The Backfield

Thankfully, the 2014 NFL season will be here soon as OTA’s and mini-camps are a thing of the past while training camp is just around the corner. During the offseason, we all watched general manager David Caldwell stick to his guns about his plans when it came to running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who tested free agency and ultimately signed with the Oakland Raiders. Mojo’s absence...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew: London deserves an NFL franchise

It appears that NFL players and NFL owners finally agree on something: There should be a football team in London. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in February that he's 'very much for it.' Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in June that the league 'ought to have a team there.' The latest person to weigh in is Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew who told BritviewNFL...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew: London Deserves an NFL Franchise

Over the last few years NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has talked about the league expanding overseas each off-season. London of course comes to mind since the league has been playing a couple games a year there, and this coming season there will be three.For the most part players are not crazy about it during the season because of the toll all the travel takes on the body, but there...
Via FatManWriting
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones-Drew, Schaub believe London deserves NFL team

It's not just NFL higher-ups who believe the sport should be expanded over the pond. In an interview with BritviewNFL.com's Neil Reynolds, Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew opined that London deserves a full-time franchise. "You know what? I think they deserve one," Jones-Drew said, via NFL.com. "It's just the toll it takes on the body because...
Via Helmet2Helmet
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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