Wednesday January 7th, 2015

Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew says he wants to remain with the team next season so he can help "turn this thing around."

Jones-Drew appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday and said that he is healthy and will be ready to play.

"My body feels good and wish I played more," he said. "I want to stay in Oakland and turn this thing around."

Jones-Drew, 29, only had 96 yards on 43 attempts in 12 games in his first year with the Raiders, after spending the previous eight seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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The three-time Pro Bowler had his best season in 2011, when he led the NFL with 1,606 rushing yards.

Jones-Drew is under contract with the Raiders the next two seasons and is scheduled to make $2.4 million annually, but the team can save $2.5 million if it cuts him.

In nine seasons, Jones-Drew has recorded 8,167 rushing yards and 68 touchdowns.

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