Running back Rashad Jennings will be joining the Raiders, he said on Twitter Wednesday night.
Earlier Wednesday, Jennings worked out for Oakland, the running back said.
Jennings, who rushed for 283 yards on 101 carries in 2012 for Jacksonville, will compete for a backup role for the Raiders. The 6-1, 228-pound tailback has gained 944 yards in four NFL seasons, all with the Jaguars and mainly as a backup to Maurice Jones-Drew. Jennings missed the 2011 regular season with a knee injury.
Justin Forsett and Montell Owens are among the Jaguars’ tailback options behind Jones-Drew. The Jaguars have not drafted a back since 2010 (Deji Karim) and have a slew of other needs, but adding a younger rusher might make some sense. The same also holds for the Raiders, what with McFadden’s deal up after 2013.