NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Jones-Drew is visiting the Raiders Thursday and Friday, according to sources informed of the Raiders' situation. Rapoport expects things to move quickly. MJD is from the area, grew up a Raiders fan and still has a house 20 minutes from Oakland. Jones-Drew has played all eight of his NFL seasons in Jacksonville.
In Oakland, MJD might have found an opportunity where he can be the starter. (Not to mention some extra scratch.) The Raiders re-signed Darren McFadden for little money and MJD would figure to battle McFadden for a starting job.
McKenzie said this week that he didn't bring back Lamarr Houston and Jared Veldheer in part because they didn't want to be in Oakland. Jared Allen passed on more money from the Raiders to join the Bears. But McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen have rebuilt their roster with nearly a dozen veteran players, most of which immediately will start.
Jones-Drew would fit right in. He's toward the end of his career and did not look strong last season, but the Raiders are gambling he could have at least one more good season left.
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