Running back Jeremy Stewart on Wednesday signed a one-year contract with the Raiders that keeps him in a silver and black uniform for a third straight season.

Stewart appeared in 17 games for the Raiders during his first two seasons in Oakland. He played mostly special teams, though he also touched the ball 37 times as a backup to Darren McFadden.

The one-year contract was tendered Stewart by the Raiders in advance of free agency, which started March. 11. Stewart is the third of Oakland's six exclusive-rights free agents to sign a one-year tender.

Offensive tackle Matt McCants, linebacker Kaelin Burnett and cornerback Chimdi Chekwa still haven't signed their tenders, though all are expected to do so because they lack the four years' experience required of players to field offers from other teams as unrestricted free agents.

McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew are expected to compete for the starting spot at running back next season. Stewart is among several candidates for backup spots