McFadden back at practice

Running back Darren McFadden returned to practice today for the first time in more than three weeks.
He missed the past three-plus weeks with a high-ankle sprain that he suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaeers. Backup Mike Goodson also suffered a similar injury in the same game, and he returned to practice today, as well.
If nothing else, it’s a start for McFadden as he attempts to make it back on the field for a game again.
Regular fullback Marcel Reece started in place of McFadden the past three games and amassed 225 yards (4.8-yard average). McFadden averaged only 3.3 yards in the eight games he played before his injury.
Naturally, McFadden remains the starter if he’s healthy enough to play. Goodson likely will reclaim his No. 2 spot, as well, with Reece moving back to fullback.
However, it’s likely that Reece will become more of a focal point of the offense in light of his solid showing as a runner and receiver the past three games.
Reece now is Oakland’s most-productive offensive player, with 672 yards rushing and receiving.

— In other news, defensive tackle Richard Seymour and defensive end Jack Crawford are not practicing today.
Seymour has missed the past three games with hamstring injury. Crawford has been hobbled of late by a sore toe.

— The Raiders signed linebacker Jerrell Harris to their practice squad. He is an undrafted free agent out of Alabama.
Harris takes the spot created by the signing of linebacker Kaelin Burnett to the 53-man roster.


Steve Corkran

  • The Oracle

    RaiderDuck Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Supposedly, McChump was held out of today’s practice for “team-related issues” and DA doesn’t know that he’ll be back tomorrow. Maybe Reggie and DA are cutting the cord?

    DA: “Kaelin Burnett, your are working with 1st team today! Mcclain, hit the 2nd team field and snap to TP until further notice.”

    MCclain: bwahahahaha…I wanna go home..boohoohoo

  • The Mack

    At 8-8 Seymour says Hue jack is a loser but at 3-8 DA is Jimmy Johnson and deserves 3 yrs. Smh and you guys talk about mistic spewing nonsense. Lol wow!

  • DJ Johnny

    200.hwnrdr Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Babin was rewarded to the Jaguars! One of 8 teams to put in a claim!

    If it turns out we put in a claim i’ll shut up about this one.

  • DJ Johnny

    Best rumor of the day:


    I love it.

    Hope it’s true.

  • The Mack

    @krawfdad i agree with you 100%.

  • DJ Johnny

    195.The Oracle Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    “The Raiders need to get a lot more help on defense (for McClain), for him to be a successful player, Richardson said.”-Tafur

    How would TR know that Raiders need more help? He doesnt sit around analyzing the team like us bloggers do. I suppose 55 told TR that in a conversation.

    …or, he’s been watching tape in preperation for the game Sunday and sees with his own eyes how pathetic our defense is.

  • omoran

    raider (since 1967)
    DUDES our nightmares are about to finish .
    Just 5 games left and counting.
    Lets play with what we have and and lets see how Project PRYOR
    Works. The kid has youth in him and quickness
    He can run and he can pass, who knows, we may have a Star still shinning!

  • omoran

    Raider (since 1967)
    Our team will soon break into 3 parts.
    The GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY.THE
    ROOM will be close , and a decision will be made.
    Hope we stay with a BUNCH that really play their
    Hearts out.
    Some trades or free agency and finally some DRAFT
    PICS! We may begin to make some moves next year.

  • DaRaiders022

    Can we win a freakin game on Sunday please?????

  • DaRaiders022

    Are there any NFL players out there that wanna play on our special teams…PLEASE????

  • omoran

    Raider(since 1967)
    Hope that our team makes a good decision.
    And REGGIE, ALLEN and MARK DAVIS can evaluate
    THIS DISEASE and come to the conclution and a final decision
    On the coaching staff and GREG KNAPP.
    OFENSIVE we are inept.