Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Darren McFadden will be back on the sidelines when the Oakland Raiders visit the New York Jets this Sunday, while fellow running back Rashad Jennings' status remains up in the air for the team's Week 14 tilt.
McFadden returned from a three-game absence caused by a hamstring injury for Oakland's matchup at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day, but managed just five carries totaling 13 yards before hurting his ankle. The Raiders have formally ruled the brittle back out for this weekend's game.
Jennings rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the Raiders' 31-24 loss to the Cowboys, but sustained a concussion late in the contest. He did practice on a limited basis throughout the week, but is still awaiting to receive full medical clearance to participate in Sunday's game.
The five-year pro leads Oakland with 588 yards on the ground and is averaging a solid 4.7 yards on his 126 carries this season.
Oakland will also be without wide receiver Denarius Moore for a third consecutive week due to a shoulder injury. The Raiders have declared guard Mike Brisiel (ankle/knee), safety Usama Young (neck), running back Jeremy Stewart (ankle/knee) and linebacker Kaluka Maiava (ribs/calf) out as well.
Safety Tyvon Branch, who hasn't played since Week 2 because of a significant ankle injury, has a chance to return this week after putting in a third consecutive limited practice Friday. The Raiders have termed him questionable to face the Jets.