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By SI Wire
July 11, 2014

Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew says he thinks that the NFL is ready to have a franchise in London. 

The Raiders play the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 28 in one of three International Series games this season at Wembley Stadium in London. Jones-Drew played in one the London games last season against the San Francisco 49ers when he was with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"You know what? I think they deserve one," Jones-Drew said, via "It's just the toll it takes on the body because it's so hard to fly across the pond. I think the fans deserve it and London deserves it because it is a great city."

The other International Series games this season are the Atlanta Falcons against the Detroit Lions Oct. 26 and the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Jaguars Nov. 9.

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Jones-Drew, who had averaged a career-low 3.4 yards a carry last season, said his only concern would be the travel.

"My only worry is the toll it would take for a team to go back and forth and how would you get that done?" Jones-Drew said. "There are some things they would have to work on – they might have to bring the Concorde back and cut that time in half. But you never know."

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