Wednesday, December 18, 2013
McFadden returns to practice for Raiders
By Paul Gutierrez
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oft-injured running back Darren McFadden, who has missed the past two games with a sprained ankle and four of the previous eight with a strained hamstring, was practicing for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday.
McFadden could give the offense a lift as the Raiders (4-10) prepare for their final two games of the season, beginning this weekend at the San Diego Chargers (7-7).
Still, McFadden has missed 19 of Oakland’s previous 39 games, 29 games in his six-year career and has never played in more than 13 games because of toe, knee, hamstring, toe, foot, ankle, hamstring and ankle injuries.
He has a salary-cap number of more than $9.6 million this season and is making more than $5.8 million. He will be an unrestricted free agent.
McFadden, who has appeared in eight games, has rushed for 365 yards with a 3.5 yards-per-carry average, just ahead of last year’s career-low 3.3-yard average.