Free-agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew has agreed to a three-year contract with the Oakland Raiders, Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reported Thursday night.
The former Jacksonville Jaguar is scheduled to undergo a physical on Friday morning before the deal becomes official.
According to Bair, Jones-Drew — an Oakland, Calif., native — met with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie on Thursday evening and representatives then agreed to a deal.
If MJD is signed to the same 3 year, $10 million deal that other running backs are getting this offseason, should the Cowboys lock up DeMarco Murray now?
Murray will make $1.406 million in 2014 as part of his rookie deal. Could the Cowboys split the difference and go $2 million per season?
If he was durable, the Cowboys most likely would have this deal done. But the smarter move is to let this drag for the next month and a half. Wait until the NFL Draft. If there is a RB like Randle last year, make a pick. If not, Jerry can sign Murray.
Yet more flexibility for the Cowboys in this offseason! Who would have guessed?