Found June 13, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
Rashad Jennings Twitter Page (@RashadJennings) Coming into every season the last five years, Oakland Raiders’ fans could expect two things; getting plenty of penalty flags thrown against them and Darren McFadden going down to injury. For the first few seasons of McFadden’s career he was backed up by Michael Bush who could easily replace McFadden’s production whenever he went down to injury. Last season Mike Goodson was actually more effective than McFadden in the zone blocking scheme and seemed to make the offense move fluidly when McFadden was down. Now that Bush and Goodson have both left the team, it is up to recently signed Rashad Jennings and rookie Latavius Murray to fill McFadden’s shoes when he inevitably gets injured. During his first two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, running back Rashad Jennings showed major promise backing up perennial pro-bowler Maurice Jones-Drew. Jennings had over five yards a carry in both seasons and it looked like he would be finding a starting job after his contract ended. Jennings bright career took a dramatic turn during his 3rd season as he suffered a concussion and then an injured knee during the preseason which knocked him out the whole year. Last season Jennings looked like he regained his form as a rising star in the league during the preseason as he won the Jaguars starting running back position after Jones-Drew held out. Unfortunately, Jennings looked like a shadow of himself as gained a meager 2.8 yards a carry. Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie took little risk in signing Jennings to backup McFadden. However, it remains to be seen if Jennings has anything left in his tank. During training camp Jennings will be in a dog fight with super-athletic rookie Latavius Murray for the backup spot. Odds are that Jennings will be the backup for the beginning of the season but if McFadden goes down don’t be surprised to see Murray take the reins of the organization during the latter parts of the season.
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