McFadden, Jennings back at Raiders practice

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McFadden, Jennings back at Raiders practice
October 9, 2013, 12:15 pm
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Darren McFadden was injured Sept. 29 against Washington; Rashad Jennings was removed last week against the Chargers. (USATSI)

ALAMEDA -- Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were healthy enough to practice on Wednesday, an encouraging sign for the Raiders running game.

The team’s primary rushers suffered hamstring string injuries in consecutive weeks that left the position group woefully thin heading toward Sunday’s AFC West game at Kansas City.

The Raiders hoped to get one back healthy enough to return, but having both practicing early in the week suggests they might have a full complement of backs.

McFadden was injured Sept. 29 against Washington. He missed most of that game and all of Sunday’s victory over San Diego. Jennings was removed in the second half against the Chargers, and the Raiders’ yards per rush dropped from 5.1 to 2.9.

Right tackle Tony Pashos (groin) was also back at practice after missing the Chargers game, but center Stefen Wisniewski (knee) was not. Neither was tackle Menelik Watson, who was out a month following arthroscopic knee surgery. He was a limited participant throughout the last week.