Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times suggests new GM Reggie McKenzie could use Darren McFadden as a trade chip this offseason.
Corkran calls McFadden the Raiders' "best bargaining chip" in an effort to regain the slew of draft picks lost under Al Davis and Hue Jackson. McFadden has two years left on his rookie contract at $5.65 million in 2012 and $5.86 million in 2013. NFL teams don't typically surrender a passel of picks for running backs -- especially those prone to injury. McFadden may be dangled, but he's unlikely to depart
Source: Steve Corkran on Twitter /Rotoworld.com
Jan 25 - 8:30 AM
"Jacoby Ford (foot) returned to Raiders practice on Wednesday."
It looks like Ford will make it back against the Chargers, barring in-practice setbacks, and Darren McFadden (foot) probably won't. Ford was spotted by beat reporters running routes and coaching passes Wednesday. The Raiders' wide receiver corps should be at full strength in the regular season finale, a must-win game for Oakland's postseason chances. Dec 28 - 1:32 PM
Source: Steve Corkran on Twitter
Coach Hue Jackson said that Darren McFadden does have a Lisfranc injury in his right foot, but insisted the running back is not done for the year.
During the Week 14 telecast, CBS' Phil Simms said McFadden has a Lisfranc injury, not a mid-foot sprain, and could be out for the year. After the game, Jackson brushed off the new diagnosis. "I mean, that's what we said - it's a sprained foot, Lisfranc, whatever you want to call it. Basically the same thing," he said. "I think Darren will be back before the season's over." A Lisfranc is much more serious than a mid-foot sprain, no matter what Jackson thinks. We can't realistically expect to see McFadden in Week 15. Dec 12 -
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Raiders coach Hue Jackson said Monday that Darren McFadden (foot) will not play until he is 100 percent healthy.
It sucks for fantasy owners, but it's a smart decision for the Raiders, who are in first place in the AFC West with both the Chiefs and Chargers nosediving. Michael Bush is also on a tear. Beat writer Steve Corkran suggested Monday that Bush could get 30 more carries against the Bears in. "That’d be 90 in three games," replied the Raiders' head coach. "That's pretty good."
Nov 21 - 6:25 PM (ET)
As much as i miss Mcfadden out there tearing it up. i agree with this decision. While Bush is still no Mcfadden. Bush has been doing great no doubt about it. However its already starting to sound like he wont play in week 12 . lets hope Mcfadden will be back by week 13 the latest
"Darren McFadden exited the Raiders' facility in a protective boot and on crutches after missing Wednesday's practice."
Source: Steve Corkran on Twitter
Nov 2 - 12:51 PM
-At this point, neither the Oakland Tribune nor the San Francisco Chronicle expects McFadden to play in Week 9. Trib beat reporter Steve Corkran suggests that the Raiders will target their Week 10 Thursday Night Football matchup with San Diego for McFadden's return. It's a division game, and the organization believes it can defeat Tim Tebow's Broncos without Run DMC."
Sources on Raiders & SEA tell me they've agreed to a trade sending Aaron Curry, 4th pick in 09 draft, to OAK for pick this yr, 1 next yr