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Sunday, January 2, 2011
McFadden and Seymour are inactive

By Bill Williamson

KANSAS CITY -- The Oakland Raiders will be without star running back Darren McFadden and star defensive lineman Richard Seymour for Sunday’s season finale at Kansas City.

Both were game-time decisions. On Friday, Oakland coach Tom Cable said he thought McFadden had a better chance of playing than Seymour. Neither player practiced all week. McFadden has a turf toe injury and Seymour has a hamstring injury that also kept him out of last week’s game.

McFadden had a breakout season this year. He is a Pro Bowl alternate. Seymour made the Pro Bowl. He is a free agent, but Oakland is expected to do everything it can to keep him, likely with a long-term deal.

The only surprise on Kansas City’s inactive list was that Brodie Croyle is the No. 3 quarterback and Tyler Palko is the backup. Croyle has been the No. 2 quarterback all season. The Chiefs didn’t say whether Croyle was injured or not. He was not on the injury report all week. Croyle is a free agent after the season. If this move was a coach’s decision, it will likely mean Croyle will not return next season.