After missing last week with a concussion sustained in the Thanksgiving game against the Dallas Cowboys, running back Rashad Jennings is probable to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. If he can go, it would be a huge boost to the Raiders running game.
Jennings leads the Raiders with 588 yards and four touchdowns. Oakland needs to run the ball well in order to be competitive especially to take pressure off quarterback Matt McGloin. With Jennings out last week, fullback Marcel Reece carried the rushing load with 19 carries for 123 yards and a score. The offense will benefit of having both available, but will need to continue to use Reece. In the past, the team has gone away for Reece when other running backs are available.
The Raiders could also get another boost to their offense with the possible return of wide receiver Denarius Moore. Moore is dealing with a shoulder issue that has cost him the last three games. He was able to practice this week on a limited basis, but head coach Dennis Allen likes the progress he has made. In his absence, Andre Holmes and Rod Streater have had very good games.
Other Raiders listed on the injury report include guard Mike Brisiel, tight end Nick Kasa, guard Khalif Barnes, defensive end Jason Hunter, linebacker Sio Moore, and tackle Tony Pashos are all probable. Defensive end Vance Walker and safety Tyvon Branch are doubtful. Running backs Jeremy Stewart and Darren McFadden are out.
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