Maurice Jones-Drew 21 | Running Back

Oakland Raiders

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Fri. Sep 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Jones-Drew (hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots after practicing in a limited fashion both Thursday and Friday, the Raiders' official site reports. Impact: Coach Dennis Allen noted Friday that Jones-Drew "did a good job in practice today," though the running back's questionable designation suggests that his status will still need to be tracked in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. If he does suit up this weekend, Jones-Drew would represent a speculative play though, with Darren McFadden a candidate to remain part of the team's Week 3 rushing attack, along with Latavius Murray, to a lesser degree.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 18, 2014
News: Jones-Drew (hand) returned to practice Thursday, CSNBayArea.com reports. Impact: Sporting extra protection on his surgically-repaired right hand, Jones-Drew took part in individual drills during the portion of practice open the media Thursday. The activity represents Jones-Drew's first of any kind in practice since undergoing the procedure back on Sept. 8. Look for the team to provide clarification on his participation level later in the day, but Jones-Drew's ability to practice, even on a limited basis, bodes well for his chances of suiting up this Sunday against New England. If he plays, Jones-Drew should carry the load for Oakland, despite totaling just 11 yards on nine carries in the regular season opener.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Jones-Drew (hand) did not practice Wednesday, but said he's doing everything he can to be able to play Sunday against the Patriots, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Impact: Jones-Drew underwent a procedure on his hand last Monday and missed the team's Week 2 matchup against Houston as a result, and although he wasn't able to practice Wednesday, it sounds like he's holding out hope he can play Sunday against New England. The team will, of course, have the final say, and if Jones-Drew isn't able to get in at least one limited practice before the end of the week, Darren McFadden will likely be tasked with once again heading the Raiders' rushing attack.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Jones-Drew (hand) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans. Impact: With Jones-Drew out, look for Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray to head the Raiders' Week 2 backfield. With that in mind, offensive coordinator Greg Olson suggested a scenario earlier this week in which the team would initially turn to McFadden, with Murray a candidate to rotate in as the game progresses.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 14, 2014
News: Jones-Drew will miss the home opener against the Houston Texans with an injured right hand. Impact: Jones-Drew did not practice all week but was listed as questionable for Sunday's game. Darren McFadden will start in his place.(STATS, 2:31pm)
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Jones-Drew (hand), who did not practice this week, is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Impact: While the San Francisco Chronicle notes that Jones-Drew's right hand is swollen, head coach Dennis Allen hasn't ruled Jones-Drew out for Sunday's contest, a 4:25 ET kickoff. In the event that Jones-Drew is out or limited at all Sunday, Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray would be in line to lead the Raiders' Week 2 rushing attack, but at this stage, none of the three backs represents a high-percentage play this week.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Jones-Drew (hand) did not practice Friday, CSN bay Area's Scott Bair reports. Impact: We'll await confirmation of Jones-Drew's official status upon the release of the Raiders' Week 2 injury report, but the general expectation is that he is unlikely to suit up this weekend, a scenario that would set the stage for Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray to lead the team's rushing attack Sunday against the Texans.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: All signs point to Jones-Drew (hand) not playing Sunday against the Texans, according to Steve Corkran of Bay Area News Group. Impact: Though such an outcome has not been officially confirmed, it's a sentiment echoed by Vic Tafur of sfgate.com and CSN Bay Area, with Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray next up for carries in the event that Jones-Drew is sidelined. We'll know more about MJD's official status once the Raiders' Week 2 injury report is released, but at this stage it would be a surprise to see him take the field Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Jones-Drew (hand) was not at practice Thursday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports. Impact: We'll revisit Jones-Drew's status Friday, but if he is out, or limited at all Sunday against the Texans, Darren McFadden would presumably be in line for added Week 2 touches, with Latavius Murray and fullback Marcel Reece in the mix on that front as well.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen remains hopeful that Jones-Drew will be able to play in Sunday's home opener against the Houston Texans. Impact: Jones-Drew has not practiced this week and remains listed as questionable on the team's injury report. The veteran running back has been bothered by a right hand injury he aggravated in last week's loss to the New York Jets. (STATS, 6:26pm)
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Though Scott Bair of csnbayarea.com suggests that he'd be surprised to see Jones-Drew (hand) suit up this week, the running back indicated that he still hopes to try to play Sunday against the Texans, ESPN.com reports. Impact: That said, Jones-Drew acknowledges that he is unsure if he will gain clearance for the contest. Jones-Drew, who missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday, had a minor procedure on his right hand this week, which clouds his Week 2 status, and if he is out or limited at all this weekend, the Raiders' backfield would be in line to be led by Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray. In any case, we'll revisit MJD's status Friday, but those who had been leaning on him, will want want to line up alternate plans in advance of the Raiders' 4:25 ET kickoff Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Jones-Drew (hand) seems unlikely to play this Sunday versus the Texans, after acknowledging he underwent a procedure on his right hand, CSN Bay Area reports. Impact: Jones-Drew missed a second straight practice Thursday, but was watching from the sidelines while wearing a bandage over his injured hand. While Jones-Drew has not yet been ruled out of Oakland's Week 2 game versus Houston, his visibly swollen hand makes it unlikely he'll play. Nonetheless, Jones-Drew is expected to return soon. For now, teammates Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray figure to carry the Raiders' load out of the backfield, with fullback Marcel Reece representing another option.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Jones-Drew, who underwent a procedure to address a hand injury, is day-to-day, per coach Dennis Allen, csnbayarea.com reports. Impact: Jones-Drew didn't practice Wednesday, but the report suggests that he isn't expected to miss much time, if any, as a result of his hand issue. Next up for carries Sunday against the Texans, if Jones-Drew is out, or limited at all, are Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray, in that order.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Jones-Drew underwent a procedure on his hand Monday but is not expected to miss much time, if any, Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area reports. Impact: The team wasted little time in getting Jones-Drew under the knife, after he injured his hand in his Raiders regular-season debut. Ultimately, Jones-Drew's participation level in practice this week will determine his availability for this Sunday's game against the Texans, but if he ends up sitting, Darren McFadden will likely be tasked with handling primary rushing duties. Second-year back Latavius Murray would likely factor in as well, but Jones-Drew, who rushed for just 11 yards on nine carries against the Jets, does not appear in danger of missing an extended period.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Jones-Drew had nine carries for 11 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 12 receiving yards Sunday against the Jets. Impact: Jones-Drew was abysmal in his first start for the Raiders, although backup Darren McFadden wasn't much better, gaining 15 yards on four carries. It was a tough matchup against a stout Jets run defense, but it was a little disappointing Jones-Drew couldn't get much going in the passing game either. Up next is a Week 2 matchup against the Texans, who allowed 5.7 yards per carry Sunday to the Redskins.(RotoWire, )
Maurice Jones-Drew
2014 Season
CAR
9
YDS
11
AVG
1.2
TDS
0
Bio
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
9/21/2014
QUESTIONABLE for Week 3 (hand)