by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/20/14) Listing the team's priority free agents, Raiders coach Dennis Allen specifically mentioned running back Rashad Jennings but not Darren McFadden, reports ProFootballTalk.com. Jennings played last season on a one-year deal, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and scoring six touchdowns.
Raiders want to re-sign Rashad Jennings
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (1/27/14) Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he wants to re-sign running back Rashad Jennings and that he expects running back Darren McFadden to test the free-agent market, reports ESPN.com. Jennings took over as the starter Week 10 and finished with 733 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Jennings, who turns 29 in March, averaged 4.5 yards per carry and added 36 catches for 292 yards.
Oakland's ground game gets stuffed in finale
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (12/29/13) Raiders running backs Rashad Jennings and Darren McFadden were each held in check during Sunday's loss to the Broncos in Week 17.
Both running backs were held under 10 rushing yards in a 34-14 defeat. Jennings rushed for nine yards on four carries, averaging 2.3 yards per attempt. He also caught two of three targets for eight yards. McFadden had seven carries for six yards (0.9 yards per carry). He caught three of the four passes thrown his way for 15 yards.
Jennings ended the year with 163 carries for 733 yards and six touchdowns while McFadden rushed for 379 yards and five touchdowns on 114 carries.
Rashad Jennings still the main man in Oakland
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/24/13) Although Darren McFadden returned from his ankle injury Week 16, he did not supplant Rashad Jennings as the Raiders' lead back. Jennings played 35 snaps to McFadden's 21 and out-touched him 13 to 5.
Jennings has six touchdowns in his past seven games entering Week 17 vs. Denver. And the Broncos have been getting killed by running backs lately. Over the last five games, running backs have piled up 571 rushing yards and six touchdowns against Denver while catching 23 passes. For the season, the Broncos give up the 11th-most Fantasy points (18.3 per game) to opposing RBs.
Consider Jennings a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2 on Sunday, even if he does lose a few touches to McFadden.
Rashad Jennings gets vultured
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/22/13) Raiders starting running back Rashad Jennings had a touchdown vultured by Darren McFadden in the Week 16 loss at San Diego. Jennings carried 10 times for 45 yards and caught all three of his targets for 27 yards.
Jennings, who rushed for two touchdowns Week 15, watched as McFadden hammered in a 5-yard score in the second quarter. Jennings failed to convert his own goal-line carry on another drive in the same period.
Jennings continued to demonstrate a bruising running style, and he's expected to start Week 17 against Denver.
02/11/2014 01:30 Oakland Raiders 2014 NFL offseason preview
The Raiders haven't had a lot of money to spend big in free agency in recent years, but they will in 2014. Oakland is expected to have over $60 million in cap room when free agency begins.
Rashad Jennings signed with the Raiders in early April where he'll battle for the backup job behind starter Darren McFadden. Eventually he'll come across some playing time since McFadden has a hard time staying healthy. After missing all of 2011 with a knee injury Jennings averaged a weak 2.8 yards per carry over 101 totes last year with the Jaguars adding 130 yards on 19 catches (6.8 avg.) before shoulder and head injuries ended his year. He scored twice in 10 games with one carry for more than 20 yards. He's worth a late pick, especially if you draft McFadden with a pick in Round 3 or 4, but expectations shouldn't be too high. (Updated 4/25/13)