The Raider are back from their day off for their last week of practices before their preseason opener. Their season opener is still 33 days out, so let’s take a look at the man wearing 33 in Silver & Black right now.
RB DeAndre Washington
Washington was the Raiders’ fifth round pick last year. He was outperformed by Jalen Richard, but Washington made up some ground late in the season to finish with 467 yards and 2 touchdowns.
He returns for his second season in the same place on the depth chart behind Marshawn Lynch and Jalen Richard. He and Richard provide the team with two good options for change-of-pace backs behind Lynch.
Who wore it best: RB Kenny King (1980-85)
King was acquired in trade in 1980, just in time for him to help lead them to the Super Bowl. Not only was he named to the Pro Bowl that season, he would play the hero on that Super Bowl as well with a then record 80-yard touchdown catch. It put the Raiders up 14-0 over the Eaglesand in Ron Jaworski's attempts to bring the Eagles back, he would add two interceptions on top of the one he threw to begin the game -- all to linebacker Rod Martin -- and the Raiders took the game running away.
The following season was his best, running for 826 yards with 1044 yards from scrimmage. The following year, the Raiders drafted Marcus Allen and moved King to fullback where he would help open holes for the Allen over the next four seasons. In those four seasons, Allen would be a Pro Bowler three times and All Pro twice. And the Raiders would win their third Super Bowl.