Mike Goodson vs. Taiwan Jones: Breaking Down Raiders’ Camp Battles at RB

As the Oakland Raiders await the start of training camp in six days, their depth at running back will help decide if they have what it takes to make the postseason for the first time since 2003.

Darren McFadden is the unprecedented No. 1 running back for the Silver and Black, but with no Michael Bush to rely on this season, the Raiders must provide solid backups at running back if DMC should go down.

If history repeats itself (as it has ever since McFadden broke into the league in 2008), then Oakland must be prepared to put a replacement in once McFadden gets injured.

After losing Bush to the Chicago Bears in the offseason, the Raiders lost 977 potential yards in 2012 that Bush provided them with in 2011.

Oakland is hopeful that the acquisition of former Carolina backup Mike Goodson will help void the hole that must be filled with Bush no longer in the picture.

However, second-year running back Taiwan Jones turned some heads at Raiders mini-camp, and with two youngsters battling it out for the No. 2 spot, things are still looking up in Oakland when it comes to the ground game.

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