Raiders running back Rashad Jennings expects to get the ball a lot on Sunday night against the Chargers, with Darren McFadden expected to miss the game after suffering a hamstring injury.
“I’m always ready,” Jennings told CSNBayArea.com. “I’m approaching this week the same way I’ve been approaching any other. I’ll be ready for however many carries I get.”
After McFadden got hurt in last week’s game against Washington, Jennings became the primary focus of the Raiders’ offense, both as a runner (14 carries for 45 yards) and a receiver (eight catches for 71 yards).
The good news for the Raiders, however, is that with Terrelle Pryor back from the concussion that sidelined him last week, they won’t need to rely as much on Jennings to be the focal point of the offense. Jennings will get a lot of carries, but unlike Matt Flynn, Pryor won’t need Jennings to do it all himself.