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Jones-Drew to join Raiders today

Running back agrees to three-year deal Aaron Wilson

Print This March 28, 2014, 07:58 AM EST

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a three-year contract with running back Maurice Jones-Drew and he'll sign later today pending a physical, according to ESPN.

Jones-Drew arrived in Oakland for a visit on Thursday.

He'll be the Raiders' new starting running back, working in tandem with Darren McFadden.

Jones-Drew grew up in Oakland.

For his career, Jones has 8,071 rushing yards and 68 touchdowns.

Jones-Drew previously visited the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they didn't reach a deal.

The Steelers are going to have in New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount for a visit on Friday, according to a league source.

Jones-Drew led the league in rushing in 2011 with 1,606 yards. He held out in 2012 and then suffered through an injury-plagued season. He had 803 yards rushing last season.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
 

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