Rashad Jennings Fantasy News
Raiders 'anxious' to see Latavius Murray
Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:14am
Raiders RB Latavius Murray appeared in one preseason game, the exhibition opener against the Dallas Cowboys, and finished with 29 yards on eight carries. It was his only action as the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder was placed on Injured Reserve on Aug. 27 with an ankle injury. “He was never fully healthy,” coach Dennis Allen said at the recent NFL combine. “And every time he got healthy, the ankle reared its ugly head again and he was back down. There were a couple of plays in there ... the Dallas game, maybe, where he got a run over on the sideline and was able to lower his shoulder and really finish a run off really well. So there are plays in there I can think of that are exciting and encouraging to me. But, again, he’s got very limited experience and limited exposure.”
Big things are expected out of a healty Murray, especially with Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings both scheduled to become unrestricted free agents. “I think Latavius is one of those guys that we’re anxious to see be healthy and get out there and play,” Allen said. “He’s a big back that’s got excellent speed and excellent size. He runs tough ... we’ll find out a lot more about Latavius Murray as we go through the offseason program and into training camp.”
While the Raiders are expected to re-sign Rashad Jennings (who was excellent as a starter), McFadden is expected to walk in free agency. Murray could become Jennings' primary backup or even become the starter if Jennings signs elsewhere. The versatile Marcel Reece will have a role as well.
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Rashad Jennings a priority free agent for Raiders
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:02pm
The 12 interviews taped for Pro Football Talk on NBCSN at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday included Raiders coach Dennis Allen, and Allen suggested that Rashad Jennings is more likely to remain a Raider than Darren McFadden.
When listing the team’s priority free agents, Allen specifically mentioned Jennings, who joined the team in 2013 on a one-year deal. Allen didn’t mention McFadden, a first-round pick on 2008 whose rookie contract is expiring.
Rashad Jennings was the #6 RB from Week 9 to Week 15 (when he was playing starter’s snaps for the Raiders) and that included a missed game against the Jets in Week 14. If Oakland re-signs Jennings and lets Darren McFadden walk (as expected), Jennings will definitely be in the RB2 conversation.
Raiders would like to re-sign Rashad Jennings
Friday, January 17, 2014, 11:50am
Jennings turns 29 this March, so he's unlikely to garner a long-term deal, but a two-year contract sounds like a good idea for both sides as Jennings thrived in the Raider offense after Darren McFadden went down. McFadden is not expected to return. If Jennings is re-signed and no other major competition is brought in, he'll be a sleeper in the middle rounds (4th-6th).
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 11:18am
The Raiders will have an interesting decision to make at running back. Due to durability issues, Darren McFadden is almost certainly gone, but 2014 free agent Rashad Jennings has played well since taking over as the starter in Week 9. Since then, he is the #5 RB in fantasy, and that includes one missed game due to injury, so he has the #3 PPG in that span. Jennings will turn 29 in March.
Monday, December 16, 2013, 9:54am
A league source said Raiders running back Darren McFadden (ankle) is feeling better and should play next week in San Diego. McFadden, who has missed 19 of the Raiders' past 39 games, is not having the contract year he envisioned.
Jennings, Moore return for Raiders
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:42pm
Marcel Reece likely to 'recede into the background'
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 1:50am
The result was 19 carries, a career high 123 yards rushing, acknowledgment of a job well done and likely an immediate future of being shuttled on and off the field depending on the down, distance and play call when the Raiders play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.
Yet Reece has no illusions of morphing from versatile fullback to lead tailback.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 8:34pm
CSN Bay area reported that Jennings should continue to get his work now that he's been cleared. The Raiders play the Chiefs Week 15 so it seems safe to assume Jennings will jump back in ahead of Marcel Reece, even though Reece played pretty well against the Jets in Week 14. Keep in mind this is evaluation time for the Raiders.