August 17, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings (23) during their preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Oakland Raiders Nearing Deal with RB Rashad Jennings


The Oakland Raiders are close to signing former Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings. The source? Jennings himself, via Twitter:

Jennings tweeted earlier today that he “enjoyed” his workout with the Raiders, who are looking for someone to replace Mike Goodson as Darren McFadden’s backup.

Selected in the seventh round in 2009, Jennings has spent his entire career with the Jaguars, backing up Maurice Jones-Drew the majority of the time. In 10 games last season, he recorded 101 carries for 283 yards and two touchdowns.

His best season came in 2010, when he had 459 yards and four touchdowns on just 84 carries.

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