Maurice Jones-Drew 21 | Running Back

Oakland Raiders

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Fri. Oct 24, 2014 Subscribe 
News: The Raiders would like to get Jones-Drew more involved, reports. "We need to get [Jones-Drew] more snaps," interim coach Tony Sparano said. "I think the plan is to try to get him involved a little bit more if we can do that now. One of the things we have to do is in order to get people more snaps, we have to play more snaps." Impact: Sparano said something similar earlier this month, but Jones-Drew has touched the ball just eight times in two games since. Thus, it's hard to know how much to read into these comments, but it does sound like the team would, ideally, get Jones-Drew some more reps as a way to keep Darren McFadden fresh and perhaps spark its last-ranked rushing offense. McFadden is likely to continue seeing the bulk of the work.(RotoWire, )
Oct 19, 2014
News: Jones-Drew had just three carries for six yards in Sunday's loss to Arizona. He was not targeted as a pass catcher. Impact: Jones-Drew has clearly fallen to No. 2 in the Raiders' backfield, as Darren McFadden had 14 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown. Thus, it's going to take an injury or an extended period of poor play from McFadden for Jones-Drew to get a heavy workload.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Jones-Drew rushed for 30 yards on four carries and hauled in his lone target for 10 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Chargers. Impact: While the 7.5 yards-per-carry average looks nice, the five touches were disappointing for Jones-Drew owners, after interim coach Tony Sparano said earlier in the week that he intended to increase the 29-year-old's role. Darren McFadden carried the ball 14 times Sunday, rushing for season-high 80 yards, leaving it likely that Jones-Drew will have to continue playing second fiddle for the time being.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Oct 11, 2014
News: Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano said he wants Jones-Drew to take on a larger role, reports. "I'd like [Jones-Drew] to take a little bit greater role, maybe get some snaps off of [Darren McFadden]," Sparano said. "If we could, keep them both fresh that way, but we also have got to be running the football and doing some things that way too." Impact: Jones-Drew touched the ball just four times in Week 4, in his first game back from a hand injury, but it sounds like Sparano is intent on returning to a relatively even timeshare with Jones-Drew and McFadden. While the two backs have combined to total just 163 yards on 56 carries so far this season (2.9 YPC), Sparano seems inclined to continue riding the veterans, rather than give 24-year-old Latavius Murray or Marcel Reece additional opportunities.(RotoWire, )
Maurice Jones-Drew
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 7"  Wt: 210  Age: 29
Born: 3/23/1985, Oakland, California
College: UCLA
NFL Experience: 9th season
Drafted: 2006 - Rd 2
(60th overall by the Jaguars)
Salary: $1,200,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury