Darren McFadden’s contract expires at season’s end. After that the Raiders' star running back is free to sign with anyone he chooses. If McFadden produces to his capability that could mean big bucks on the open market.
McFadden isn’t interested in all that. He wants to stay put.
“I love being a Raider” McFadden said after Tuesday’s practice. “As long as they want to bring me back and have me here for as long as they want to have me – I love being a Raider and I’m here.”
McFadden wants to be a Raider long-term but that doesn’t mean he will.
While the Raiders locked up kicker Sebastian Janikowski and long snapper Jon Condo with contract extensions that take advantage of 2014 salary-cap space McFadden hasn’t been contacted about an extension.
“They haven’t reached out to me” McFadden said.
McFadden’s value is in flux. It’s at a low point –- which might help the team should the side negotiate now –- following a dismal 2012 season where he averaged 3.3 yards per carr