UPDATE: Raiders say McFadden not on block


Few things could be more annoying to the Raiders than conceding that Chris Mortensen is telling the truth.

But that’s what could happen later today if the Raiders trade Darren McFadden, whose two-year tenure has been marked by injuries and ineffectiveness. ESPN’s Mortensen issued the report, which was picked up by Profootballtalk.com.

If the Raiders deal McFadden, it puts Clemson running back C.J. Spiller in play at No. 8.

Mortensen was called a “professional liar” by Al Davis, who suspected the ESPN reporter was fed misinformation by former coach Lane Kiffin.

UPDATE: According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, a Raiders spokesman said McFadden was not available by trade.

That’s fine, but where were the denials for Donovan McNabb, Tom Cable’s looming firing, etc. . . .

Must be the Mortensen thing.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Plunketthead


    You are losing it again little buddy. You best get down to the mental hospital or break into your old mans stash again. Just be careful, remember what happened last time?

  • RNOraiderFan

    5 picks in the first three rounds is nothing to get worried about in this draft.

  • Plunketthead

    I am all for trading down with Philly bigtime. I want Ryan Matthews. I agree with the Tuna who wants to trade out of the twelth and will take less then full value and throw in a player or two.

  • RNOraiderFan

    Go A’s!!!!!

  • Just chase your whiskey with tequila…or…vis versa..

    With any luck you’ll be passed out by the time Al is on the clock. Saving you from having to do those tedious patch and paint repairs to the walls of your house, after you punch them when the pick is announced…

  • RNOraiderFan

    Gatta run, will be back after our pick. CYA NATION!


  • Sounds like the Rams are ready to roll with Bradford as their pick.
    2. Lions-Suh or McCoy
    3. Bucs-McCoy or Suh
    4. The Skins pick is where it gets wild; I think they want to trade back, but settle for Trent Williams
    5. KC-Takes the #1 LT on their board Russell Okung
    6. Seattle-I think Pete jumps at the chance to snag Eric Berry.
    7. Browns-nobody will trade with Browns, they take Derrick Morgan
    8. Raiders-surprise everyone and snag Dan Williams right out from under the Bills.

  • Herrera1

    Change has only just begun…

  • Jombus1

    I think good ole Al had ya’ figured out after all Chris..