Raiders rumors have been filled with one big-named veteran signing after another this offseason. From the looks of it, the Oakland Raiders are in position to keep the ball rolling today with a huge addition to their running back corps.
Per CSNBayArea.com's Scott Bair, the Oakland Raiders and free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew have agreed in principle to a three-year contract.
Pending a physical, the three-time NFL Pro Bowler will join a star-studded free agent haul for the Oakland Raiders which includes quarterback Matt Schaub (Houston Texans) and defensive end Justin Tuck (New York Giants).
If Jones-Drew passes his physical later today and things progress as expected, the 29-year-old Bay Area native will formally sign on as a member of the Silver and Black later in the day.
Just two years removed from leading the NFL with 1,606 rushing yards, Maurice Jones-Drew is looking to bounce back from a two-year dip in production caused by injury, weight gain, and being keyed on by opposing defenses for a lackluster Jacksonville Jaguars squad.
The potential newest Oakland Raiders starting running back posted a career-low 3.4 yards per carry in 2013, while still managing to produce 803 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Jones-Drew has lost fifteen pounds this offseason, looking lithe and ready to reassert himself as a consistent threat at the tailback position.
He would most likely vault to number one on the depth chart at halfback ahead of the injury-prone Darren Mcfadden, who recently signed an incentive-laden one-year contract to remain with the Raiders.
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