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Raiders FB Marcel Reece will be used primarily as a halfback on Sunday while Darren McFadden works on his conditioning, per Steve Corkran.
The report indicates that Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp doesn’t consider McFadden ready to play for more than a limited number of snaps (if any) on Sunday, considering Reece is getting looks at running back.
Without McFadden in the lineup, expect to see a higher percentage of inside handoffs for the Raiders in the run game. Knapp will likely call plays to Reece’s strength, which is between the guards, rather than McFadden’s strength outside the tackles.
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It's uncertain that Oakland Raider QB Carson Palmer (thumb) will be able to play Sunday vs. the Cleveland Browns, and that means Matt Leinart will get the start.
It also means Terrelle Pryor will be right behind him, and might possibility see action as well. "I'm preparing to play," Leinart said. "Terrelle, he might get some stuff where we can use his athletic...
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...
Well, it ain’t all bad news for the Oakland Raiders. Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson practiced for the first time today since suffering high ankle sprains in the same contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The runningbacks, who were out for the last three weeks, now have a chance to get back to game action, although their presence on the [...]
Raiders running back Darren McFadden (ankle) is now expected to be a game-time decision. SOURCE: Jerry McDonald, Oakland TribuneFantasy Spin:The Raiders are notorious wafflers when it comes to McFadden's injury status. Right now Marcel Reece seems like a stronger Week 13 option, especially since OC Greg Knapp suggested Thursday that McFadden would be eased back into action if he does play.
It’s already becoming an unfortunate trend to the 2012 Oakland Raiders. For the fourth week in a row, the Silver&Black has seen the game get out of hand early, with the defense conceding too many points and the offense not being able to keep up with the opposition. It was no different against the Bengals last Sunday, when the Raiders [...]
Raiders running back Darren McFadden is set to return from an ankle sprain Sunday but Oakland is not ready to give him a full workload right off the bat. SOURCE: Steve Corkran, Contra Costa TimesFantasy Spin:Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said that Marcel Reece will be used as the primary halfback while McFadden gets back into football shape. We don't really trust anything...
Linebacker Rolando McClain is still officially a member of the Oakland Raiders, but he missed practice on Wednesday for unexplained reasons and wrote on his Facebook page that he is no longer on the team, ProFootballTalk.com reported Wednesday. McClain started nine of the 11 games in which he played for the Raiders this season, but he wrote on his Facebook page, "Officially...