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Rashad Jennings passes concussion tests, expected to start vs Chiefs

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No, for real this time. Last week he had been cleared to practice on a limited basis and what with the long week between games it appeared he would be fine to play. That didn't turn out to be the case. But as of Monday, Jennings told media present that he has passed his concussion tests which means he should be full go at practice and start next week versus the Chiefs.

Jennings had been second in the NFL in rushing yards in November with 403 yards on the ground. He got kneed in the back of the head (incidental contact) late in the team's week 13 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving two weeks ago.

In Jennings' place last Sunday was Marcel Reece who had a great day, running for 123 yards including a huge 63-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter. Jennings had an 80-yard run from scrimmage in a win over the Texans three weeks ago.

The team was forced to use Reece and Taiwan Jones as the primary backs against the Jets because Jennings, Darren McFadden, and Jeremy Stewart were all out injured.

Having Jennings back will help a great deal not just because he was playing so well before he left but  because of the lack of depth at the position.