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Oakland Raiders have continued their offseason gamble of signing as many players past their peak as possible.

After re-signing Darren McFadden, trading for quarterback Matt Schaub, and bringing in Bucs left tackle Donald Penn in recent days, their latest move sees the arrival of running back Maurice Jones-Drew from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As reported by CSNBayArea.com, Jones-Drew is set to sign for the Raiders after completing a medical Friday on a three-year deal.

And the Oakland franchise will be hoping he can rediscover the form which saw him post three consecutive 1,000 yard seasons prior to his 2012 season-ending Lisfranc injury.

At his prime, Jones-Drew has led the league in the past, posting 1,606 rushing yards in 2011 but over the past two season he has struggled to maintain fitness, and at 29-years old the Raiders must be hoping that he can regain form as they seek to be competitive in the AFC East.

Maurice Jones-Drews was the 48th-ranked player on the CBSSports.com free agent list and was reportedly seeking in the region of $3 million.

 

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