This has been a heavy week for the Oakland Raiders as they continue to sign veterans to their roster. The signing of Safety Usama Young and CB Mike Jenkins on Tuesday dealt with holes on Oakland’s defense while today’s signings deal with the offense. Today the Raiders signed QB Seneca Wallace and RB Rashad Jennings to provide a little depth to those positions.
According to Ian Rapoport’s report on Thursday Seneca Wallace is expected to sign with the Raiders. On Wednesday Wallace and Tyler Thigpen worked out at the Raiders training facility and it looks like Wallace won out.
Wallace will more than likely be placed behind Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor on the depth chart in that 3rd QB position. He will be getting his first shot at making a NFL roster since the Browns dropped him during training camp in 2012.
Wallace is a seven year veteran and was picked up in the fourth round by the Seattle Seahawks in 2003. He has 21 career starts for the Seahawks and the Browns, his best came in ’08 when he had eight starts and threw for 1,532 yds, 11 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.
In 2005 Wallace caught a 28 yard touchdown pass in the NFC Championship game. He has been asked to move numerous times to WR but continues to insist he is a QB. Maybe he will finally make the move in Oakland so he can stay on the roster.
Also on Thursday the Oakland Raiders added depth to their RB position with the signing of former Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings.
Jennings wrote on Twitter:
“Its official! I’ll be rocking that Black and Silver this yr.
#Raidernation let’s go make it happen!”
Last year was not a productive year for Jennings, he only rushed for more than 50yds one time, averaged just 2.8 yds per carry and was plagued by concussions and a shoulder injury.
Over 3 seasons Jennings has 944 yds on 228 carries in Jacksonville being the backup for Maurice Jones-Drew. He has missed 23 games due to injury and has never played a full season for the Jaguars. Seems to be a risky move due to the injury prone backfield already in Oakland.