March 29, 2014 in Sports

NFL notes: Raiders, Maurice Jones-Drew reach three-year contract agreement

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Free-agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is coming back home to Oakland after signing a three-year contract with the Raiders on Friday.

Jones-Drew returns to his native Bay Area after spending his first eight seasons with Jacksonville and starring in college at UCLA.

Jones-Drew had 8,071 yards rushing and 68 touchdowns for Jacksonville but was hampered by injuries the past two seasons. That led the Jaguars to let him test the market in free agency after his five-year, $31 million contract expired.

Culliver arrested for hit and run

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run, reckless driving and other charges after he drove a car into a bicyclist and fled, police said.

The incident occurred Friday morning in San Jose.

The bicyclist wasn’t seriously hurt, police said.

A witness followed Culliver, 25, who also drove into the car of the witness, Morales said, and that vehicle blocked the suspect’s car until police arrived and arrested Culliver.

Around the league

The Denver Broncos signed backup OT Winston Justice to a one-year deal. … RB LeGarrette Blount has agreed to a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount will give the team needed depth in the backfield behind budding star Le’Veon Bell. … The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent OL Mike McGlynn. … The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed CB Perrish Cox to a one-year contract.


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