Following the regular season, there was some speculation
that the Oakland Raiders could consider trading or releasing running back
Darren McFadden. However, general manager Reggie McKenzie said yesterday that
he’s “confident” McFadden will play out his final season with the Raiders,
reports Jerry McDonald of The Oakland Tribune.
"I'm confident Darren's going to play his last season,
regardless of what's out there,'' McKenzie said. "We have no decision to
do anything with Darren.''
McFadden is entering the final year of his contract, and
there was thought that the Raiders would trade him to help in their rebuilding
process or release him in order to free up salary cap space.
McKenzie doesn’t appear to be interested in either
alternative, as he indicated the team holds no plans of trading or releasing
the running back.
McFadden is coming off a disappointing 2012 season, during
which he rushed for 707 yards on 216 carries while missing several games due to
injury. Still, he’s shown flashes in the past of being a solid running back at
the NFL level.
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