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Maurice Jones-Drew practices full, "Ready to roll"

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For the first time since he suffered a hand injury in the season opener that required minor surgery, Maurice Jones-Drew was full go at practice and is expected to play this week. Or as MJD put it today, he's "ready to roll".

Dennis Allen added that "all signs point to" his starting running back will take the field again this week at Wembley.

The Raiders need all the help they can get on offense this week. They scored just one meaningful touchdown in the two games while MJD was sidelined (though they very nearly scored a second last week but for a holding penalty).

Establishing the running game will be key. The Dolphins' offense plays best when they can control the clock by running the ball and churning out yards. The best way to counteract that is for the Raiders to establish a run game of their own - something they haven't done this season even in the one game MJD played.

Now the running game will be more as the Raiders had hoped coming into the season with Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden sharing the load.