Continued from page 1

“I have a ton left in my game,” Jones-Drew said. “People tend to look at running backs and say, ‘Oh, you’re 29, you don’t have anything left. … I feel like I have a ton left in the tank and I get an opportunity to show that here in Oakland.”

The Raiders needed help at running back after allowing Jones-Drew’s former backup in Jacksonville, Rashad Jennings, leave through free agency to sign with the New York Giants.

Oakland did bring back injury-prone starter Darren McFadden on a one-year deal but has no other proven tailbacks on the roster. The Raiders are hoping last year’s sixth-round pick, Latavius Murray, can contribute after spending his entire rookie year on injured reserve.

McFadden has missed 29 games over his six-year career with injuries and has averaged 3.3 yards per carry the past two seasons.

Jones-Drew said he was told there will be an open competition at running back between him and McFadden.

“He kind of has a leg up on me because he’s been in this offense already before,” Jones-Drew said. “My job is to come in and to compete to play. We both have something to prove and that will help us all out in the long run, competing and being able to push each other.”

___

AP Sports Writer Mark Long in Jacksonville, Fla., contributed to this report

___

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL