Maurice Jones-Drew announced via his Twitter account Thursday that he will sign a one-day contract with the Jaguars and retire as a member of the team on Tuesday of next week.
Maurice Jones-Drew set to retire as a Jaguars player Tuesday, April 28 at a press conference #jaguars
— J.P. Shadrick (@jpshadrick) April 23, 2015
The Oakland Raiders released veteran RB Maurice Jones-Drew on Friday, according to the NFL transactions release.
Raiders veteran RB Maurice Jones-Drew announced Thursday that he’s retiring from the NFL.
All good things come to an end!!! pic.twitter.com/zl6EJQ5SAE
— Maurice Jones-Drew (@MJD) March 5, 2015
Jones-Drew, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars back in 2006. He spent the first eight years of his career with the Jaguars before he later joined the Raiders in March of last year.
Oakland gave him a three-year, $7.5 million contract that included $1.2 million guaranteed. Jones-Drew was set to make base salaries of $2.4 million in 2015 and 2016.
Over the course of his nine-year NFL career, Jones-Drew ran for 8,167 yards on 1,847 carries (4.4 YPC) to go along with 346 receptions for 2.944 yards receiving and 79 total touchdowns.