Raiders new head coach Jack Del Rio won't get a chance to work with Maurice Jones-Drew again, as the veteran running back announced his retirement Thursday.
Right tackle Austin Howard signed a lucrative contract with the Raiders last season, and was promptly moved to right guard.
After nine NFL seasons, Bay Area native and All-Pro rusher Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement on Thursday, spurring a number of his peers to post messages on Twitter:
The Raiders will play at O.co Coliseum next season, something known for quite a while.
The Raiders formally released defensive end LaMarr Woodley on Thursday afternoon. It was an expected transaction.