Jaguars thank Maurice Jones-Drew

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars released the following statement upon news of Maurice Jones-Drew signing with the Oakland Raiders:

"We want to thank Maurice Jones-Drew for all of his contributions to the Jacksonville Jaguars the past eight years. Maurice's toughness, determination and competitive spirit on the field served as a great example to all of his teammates. Maurice has been one of the great Jaguars and he holds several team records for touchdowns that will remain for a long time. His place in Jaguars history is firmly established and we look forward to honoring him in Jacksonville at the appropriate time in the future.

"Of equal importance, Maurice was a great ambassador in the community and his foundation played a major role in making our city a better place for children. On behalf of the entire Jaguars organization, we wish him the best of luck in Oakland."