Originally published on Silver & Black Report on March 11, 2014
The Raiders free agency moves continued on Tuesday as the team saw free agent Rashad Jennings depart to the New York Giants to sign a contract with his new team.
Jennings confirmed the rumors via his Twitter account.
Flying to the Big Apple tonight! Looking forward to signing the dotted lines with @Giants
— Rashad Jennings (@RashadJennings) March 11, 2014
Jennings proved valuable last season as he came in and replaced the injured Darren McFadden. Jennings ran for 733 yards (4.5 yards per carry) and six touchdowns in 15 games played (eight starts).
Meanwhile, Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders front office retained the services of McFadden. According to Scott Bair of CSN, McFadden was signed to a one-year $4 million deal.
It's official now: @dmcfadden20 will remain a Raider. 1 year deal worth $4 million.
— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) March 11, 2014
McFadden, who was also an unrestricted free agent, started seven games for the Raiders last season and finished with just 379 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. McFadden has struggled with injuries for much of his career and has averaged just over 11 games played a season since entering the league in 2008.