Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Dec. 9, 2013
The Raiders got some good news on Monday learning that they will be getting running back Rashad Jennings back for the next game when the team hosts the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Vic Tafur of the SF Chronicle.
10-second update: Rashad Jennings passed his concussion test; Allen says McGloin starts last 3 games w/ spot duty for Pryor. Boom. #Raiders
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) December 9, 2013
Jennings suffered a concussion after accidentally being kicked in the head against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, making him unavailable against the Jets last Sunday. Fullback Marcel Reece started in his place, finishing with 123 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries.
In Jennings' four games as the Raiders starting running back he has accumulated 346 rushing yards and three touchdowns as well as 74 receiving yards. Jennings totaled the most yards from the line of scrimmage in the NFL for the month of November with 596 total yards (448 rushing yards, 148 receiving yards).
It will be interesting to see if the coaching staff will look to incorporate more runs from Reece after showing strong running ability against the Jets' first-ranked rush defense. Should Darren McFadden and Jeremy Stewart remain out with their respective injuries, Reece will likely be the back spelling Jennings from time to time, it just remains to be seen how much.