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Report: Raiders agree to two-year contract with RB Drake

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Kenyan Drake

The Raiders are bolstering their rushing attack.

Former Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake has agreed to a two-year contract with the Raiders worth up to $14.5 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday, citing a source.

Drake, 27, rushed for a career-high 955 yards and 10 touchdowns last season for the Cardinals. He has rushed for 3,130 career yards and 27 TDs between the Cardinals and Miami Dolphins, averaging 626 rushing yards and 5.4 touchdowns per season. 

The news came as a bit of a surprise, as the Raiders have a workhorse running back in Josh Jacobs, who rushed for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns last season and has rushed for over 1,000 yards his first two years in the NFL. But the Raiders certainly needed a better complement to Jacobs. 

The Silver and Black apparently see Drake as more than just a running back, too. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that coach Jon Gruden envisions Drake as a jack-of-all-trades with the ball in his hands. 

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Drake has averaged 34 receptions and 249 yards receiving in his five-year career. He did have 477 receiving yards in 2018 and scored five TDs as a pass-catcher. 

As Gruden looks to revamp his offense, Drake should give the Raiders another versatile weapon.