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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.

By SI Wire
January 07, 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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