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NFL Round-up: MJD to Raiders, Sanchez is a Jet

NFL Round-up: MJD to Raiders, Sanchez is a Jet

NFL logo on the field. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Photo: Associated Press/AP

Raiders sign RB Maurice Jones-Drew 
JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — 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 joins quarterback Matt Schaub, defensive linemen Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley and receiver James Jones as successful veterans brought in by general manager Reggie McKenzie this offseason who are looking for a late career spark in Oakland.

Redskins sign offensive lineman Mike McGlynn 

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed free agent offensive lineman Mike McGlynn.

The team announced the move Friday.

McGlynn can play center and both guard positions. He’s started 48 games over five NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts.

49ers re-sign cornerback Cox on one-year deal 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed cornerback Perrish Cox to a one-year contract.

The team announced the deal Friday. In a whirlwind two months last season, the three-year veteran went from San Francisco, to playing for Seattle and back to the 49ers — then participating in all but one defensive snap in a 23-20 wild-card playoff win at Green Bay in January.

Philly drops Jackson and signs Sanchez

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The game of musical chairs with  NFL quarterbacks continues as the Eagles have signed Mark Sanchez. First he was cut by the New York Jets while the Eagles dropped Michael Vick. The Jets then signed Vick and now the Eagles have inked Sanchez.

Sanchez spent last season on injured reserve after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder in a preseason game. He had seemingly beaten out rookie Geno Smith for the starting job in a preseason competition last August before getting hurt.

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