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Thursday, October 3, 2013
McFadden still a practice no-show

By Paul Gutierrez

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden was not seen at the start of practice Thursday, the second consecutive day he was not on the field after suffering a strained right hamstring on Sunday.

Also, center Stefen Wisniewski, who sprained his right knee against Washington, was an observer. Because backup center Andre Gurode continued to work at left guard, and Lamar Mady was at center during the media window, it would seem the Raiders anticipate Wisniewski playing. Otherwise, they would not disrupt two positions.

While we’re reading silver and black tea leaves, the Raiders signing a running back to the practice squad this week in George Winn could signal they don’t expect McFadden back anytime soon.