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Darren McFadden was drafted by the Oakland Raider with the 4th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. The Raiders signed McFadden to a six-year, $60.1 million contract which included $26 million in guarantees. To say that he's been a dangerous running back when healthy would be an understatement, but he hasn't been the ultra productive running back the Raiders thought they were getting due to injuries. However, McFadden hasn't played in all 16 games in any of his first 4 seasons. He knows that the overall opinion is that he's injury prone, or "soft." McFadden could be back in action today, something important to him. As the Oakland Raiders are playing out the string, McFadden has something to prove trying to repair his image for the future. McFadden spoke to 95.7 The Game in San Francisco with The Wheelhouse
"It’s very frustrating for me. Like you said, I know when I’m on the field, I know what I can do out there. So it’s something that, with everything else people say on the outside, I just try to block it out and put it in the back of my head. People say you’re injury-prone, I know I probably have that tag on me now, but, you know, once I’m out there playing ball, once I have the ball in my hand, I’m going hard. I’m not just on the sideline, away from the ball, getting hurt."
"Just trying to stay on top of my game mentally, just being in the meetings, being there, making sure I know everything. If one of the other guys has a question, just try to help them out with it. Just being there and being sharp mentally."
"Right now me and the trainers are just going day-by-day … and we’ll just see how I progress as the week goes on."
"If I come back, I’m ready for a full load. There’s no easing back into it or anything. That’s what practice is for, to try to ease into it. Once the game time comes, it’s full go if I’m able to go."
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Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was kicked out of practice this week for arguing with head coach Dennis Allen and later suspended two games for conduct detrimental to the team. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was asked on Friday if McClain had played his last game with the Raiders.
Paul Gutierrez of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area provided a transcript of the conversation...
The slump continues for the Oakland Raiders. After going winless on November, the Silver&Black kept their losing streak going with another defeat, this time to the Cleveland Browns. After letting the opposition open a 10-point lead in the second quarter, the Raiders closed the distance to a field goal in the third, but were never able to score again until [...]
Paul Guiterrez of CSNBayArea.com sat down with Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenizie and asked if linebacker Rolando McClain has played his last game in Oakland.
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As fans mourn the failure of yet another Raiders season, general manager Reggie McKenzie can relate.
“I know the fans are not happy, I’m not happy, the coaches, I know the players are not happy,” McKenzie said, via CSNBayArea.com.
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Oakland running back Darren McFadden sat out his fourth consecutive game Sunday with a sprained right ankle. McFadden has not played since a Nov. 4 loss to Tampa Bay. In eight games this season, he has rushed for 455 yards on 139 carries, topping 100 yards in two games. The Raiders, who had lost four straight heading into Sunday's game against Cleveland, activated third-string...
Running back Darren McFadden will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle for the Oakland Raiders, while third-string quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be active for the first time this season.
McFadden and backup Mike Goodson were both listed as questionable for Sunday's game after missing the previous three games with sprained right ankles. They are inactive...
Oakland Raiders running backs Darren McFadden and Mike
Goodson were each able to return to practice this week, and while both players
are considered questionable to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns they
are each expected to suit up, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
The Oakland Raiders listed running backs Darren
McFadden and Mike Goodson as questionable to...
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