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Maurice Jones-Drew Agrees To 3 Year Deal With The Raiders

Maurice Jones-Drew has agreed to a three year deal with the Oakland Raiders according to a league source. The deal hasn’t been officially announced yet, and the financial details haven’t been disclosed.

I mentioned last night that the Raiders were hosting Jones-Drew for a workout, and both sides were looking to move quickly towards making a deal. The former Jaguars running back was a Raiders fan growing up, and even mowed John Madden’s lawn as a kid. Jones-Drew was originally rumored to be looking for a contract that averaged $3.5 Mil/year, though reports later contradicted that figure.

The Raiders have over $14.5 Mil in cap space currently, and the veteran running back will likely be the new starter ahead of Darren McFadden. The courtship between the Steelers and MJD never really made a whole lot of sense. The team is short on cap room, and MJD is likely looking for more than 40 touches next season.

LeGarrette Blount is in town for a visit today, so we’ll soon know how that unfolds. If I was a betting man, I’d wager the Patriots re-sign him shortly after his visit here.

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