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Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew’s career is nearing an end

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 26th, 2014 at 7:59 pm EST

We could be seeing the end of Maurice Jones-Drew. In the off-season, he signed with the Oakland Raiders in an attempt to revive his career.

However, the signing has not worked out at all. In today’s game, he had eight yards on six carries along with a six-yard catch.

Maurice Jones-Drew (Getty Images)

Maurice Jones-Drew (Getty Images)

The 29-year-old was expected to get a larger workload today. But he failed to produce anything in the added carries.

It doesn’t appear that he will be apart of the team’s offense in the future. Darren McFadden will continue to be the lead back, while Latavius Murray will be second on the depth chart.

This season, his lone with the Raiders, he had 56 yards on 24 carries. That’s 2.33 yards per carry.

Last week, he had three carries and could only muster six yards on those carries.

This is turning out to be the worst season in his career. The fewest rushing yards he’s had in a season was 414 in just six games in 2012.

Last season, with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he spent the first eight years of his career, he had 803 yards on 234 carries.

The Raiders could release MJD in the off-season, as he signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract this past March. He is making $1.2 million this season, then is slated to make $2.4 million in 2015 and 2016, before being a free agent in 2017.


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