Raiders re-sign RB Jeremy Stewart

Raiders re-sign RB Jeremy Stewart
April 2, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Jeremy Stewart has 27 carries for 103 rushing yards in 17 professional games. (AP)

The Raiders re-signed running back Jeremy Stewart on Wednesday afternoon, an expected transaction given the player’s status as an exclusive-rights free agent. If he didn’t sign the one-year tender offered by the team a few weeks back, Stewart wouldn’t have been allowed to sign with another team.

Stewart, a Stanford alum, was a valued special teams player over the past two seasons. He has 27 carries for 103 rushing yards in 17 professional games.

He will again be involved in the kicking game while competing for occasional carries. Most handoffs will end up with Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden, a tandem expected to lead the rushing attack.

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