Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings (27) runs the ball for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Texans 28-23. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Rashad Jennings Wants To Remain A Raider, Ready For Anything


According to a report, free agent running back Rashad Jennings’ preference is to remain with the Oakland Raiders, but he is ready for anything.

Jennings told CSNBayArea.com that he wants to stay in silver and black, but …

“Wants don’t always happen,” Jennings said. “In times like this, they can be irrelevant. I can’t fully control what happens when it comes to the business side of things. All I can do is put out my footage and show what kind of person I am. The goal is to prove one team’s evaluation right.”

Jennings, who will be 29 on March 26, signed with the Raiders as a free agent last spring to back up Darren McFadden, but wound up starting eight games when McFadden was injured (shocking but true).

He led the club with a career-high 733 yards and posted a 4.5 yards per carry average with six touchdowns. He also caught a career-high 36 passes for 292 yards.

Jennings started the final eight games of the season and averaged 74.1 yards per game as a starter.

He was a seventh-round draft pick by Jacksonville out of Liberty in 2009 and spent four years backing up Maurice Jones-Drew, starting six games in 2012 when Jones-Drew was out with an injury.

His 80-yard touchdown run against Houston in Week 10 tied for the second-longest run in the league in 2013, behind only teammate Terrelle Pryor’s 93-yard sprint against the Steelers in Week 8.

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  • Silvia Arredondo

    Keep him!! Reggie better sign him!