National Football League

            === McFadden out for Raiders, Jennings questionable ===
 Alameda,  CA  (  -  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.
 12/06 16:47:02 ET

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