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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.

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  • The Mack

    Smh @ the people who call McFadden soft because he runs out of bounds now because his new genius of a coach told him to. Smh McFadden never use to run out of bounds until DA got here, Dmac said himself DA told him to run out of bounds instead oft putting his shoulder down for those extra 2 yards so he doesn’t risk getting hurt. He’s been 1 of the most physical rbs in the league up to this point and you think his decline this year is his fault?? Dummies, Da is a soft @&& coach thats why the raiders play soft. He coaches them to be soft. Smh “Every” player has declined since Da got here, the O is worse, the D is worse and special teams. All of our stars hace regressed to average or below average thats no coincidence man. I cant believe some of you can’t see whats really going on. Smh

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Reggie is a fraud.

  • The Oracle

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    “Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    Browns RB Trent Richardson says his idol is Rolando McClain, his former teammate at Alabama”
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    After Sunday’s game, once TR is done running through MCclain’s sphincter all day, TR will be 55′s idol.

  • inonewordraider

    I know Hue isn’t coming back to the Raiders, but would luv to see him at Cal.
    Why isn’t he a good fit?
    _________________
    alotta swagger ala rex ryan could rub boosters parents, potential coaching staff, potential recruits parents the wrong way. Maybe i’m wrong, coaching the d side of the ball will only make him better

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    McFragile needs to get back on the juice.

  • Reggiehater

    Like Mcfadden being back is gonna make any differance at all.Sit him and keep him healthy until tradeing opens.

  • hwnrdr

    Well, so much for that…
    jaguars claimed Babin!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    150. Real talk homie. You get what u pay for.

    No more of these chump scrubs. Lets get real ballers.

    Lets get some guys in the trenches and playmakers that are DBACKS.

    If Dashon Goldson is a FA again this offeseaon.. need to make a play for that guy. TRUE BALL HAWK and can lay the wood over the middle. No more DBACKs getting trucked.

  • Marks hair

    Smiths not a bad idea if theyll take nothing.. cause thats all we got

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    SMITH is still a young Player with plenty of Knowledge. Probaly better then drafting a qb at this point.
    ===========================================

    Alex Smith is a very solid player. KC would LOVE to have that player right now. He would be extremely welcome here if I have a say.

  • javier

    I hope the press conference on Friday is to announce that Greg Knapp is relieved of his DUTIES!

  • inonewordraider

    fred and omoran dropping gems!

  • guest123

    thing about Harbaugh that players will kill themselves working their butts off for him. This is a league where you get paid $$$$ for accumulating stats and becoming a star. Harbaugh puts his players in a position to make plays and get the stats. You don’t think Aldon Smith won’t blow thru a door for Harbaugh? He’s going get paid bigtime because of his coaches.

    We got a bunch of stiff coaches who don’t know what they are doing and because of that are costing their players money and job opportunities. That’s how lockerrooms are lost. Follow the money.

  • DMAC

    inonewordraider Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I know Hue isn’t coming back to the Raiders, but would luv to see him at Cal.
    Why isn’t he a good fit?
    _________________
    alotta swagger ala rex ryan could rub boosters parents, potential coaching staff, potential recruits parents the wrong way. Maybe i’m wrong, coaching the d side of the ball will only make him better
    =======

    I think the smooth talking Huey could be a good recruiter and influence young gunners to the Bay.
    He’s the perfect candidate for Cal.
    Fingers crossed man.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Marks hair Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Smiths not a bad idea if theyll take nothing.. cause thats all we got
    ========================================

    They have jobbed smith and jobbed Smith and jobbed smith. Now they have a QB controversy over there. 96% of fans and the org want to go with Kapernick. Which is fine. It also means Smith has no value.

  • Marks hair

    Im sure we put in a claim..

  • DMAC

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    150. Real talk homie. You get what u pay for.

    No more of these chump scrubs. Lets get real ballers.

    Lets get some guys in the trenches and playmakers that are DBACKS.

    If Dashon Goldson is a FA again this offeseaon.. need to make a play for that guy. TRUE BALL HAWK and can lay the wood over the middle. No more DBACKs getting trucked.
    =========

    Al wanted him badly. 2 bad he slipped away from us and now we’re stuck w/…………..

    Huffy!

  • KRAWFDADD

    Palmer is nice behind a decent O line but its just the turnovers come @ the darndest times with him,its like his int’s get returned for td’s or damm near to the redzone and the sacks i can live with but it always seems that 2 out of his every 4,5 sacks are fumbles.he makes throws that make you go thats what the Fk Im talking about Carson(as i pace back and forth the room)and then 3 plays later comes the play where its like wtf was that.Carson is alright,but he lost his swagg and his aura when Pitt took out his knee in that playoff game from my football observation…

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    If i were a kid.. I’d play for HUE 10x before i play for Lance Kiffin.

    I’d play for Jim Mora Jr too before Chip kelly.

    I’d play for SHAW above all though. Guy looks composed and knows what he is doing. Back to Back pac 12 COACH OF THE YEAR

  • DMAC

    Smith sucks!!!
    Yall need to pass that schit this way.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I think the smooth talking Huey could be a good recruiter and influence young gunners to the Bay.
    He’s the perfect candidate for Cal.
    —————————————–

    you mean aside from him being a loser?

  • guest123

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Smith sucks!!!
    Yall need to pass that schit this way.

    *********
    speaking of passing that schit, it’s 4:20 guys

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Smith sucks!!!
    Yall need to pass that schit this way.
    ========================================

    Guys that lead the league in completion percentage don’t suck.

  • javier

    Team related issues for Rolando! CUT HIM NOW!

  • DJ Johnny

    157.hwnrdr Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    Well, so much for that…
    jaguars claimed Babin!

    Figures…

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Give smith some credit. The guy has played good over these last two years.

  • Marks hair

    Is smith on a one yr deal? Id definately take him as a fa next yr and trade tripple the price double the tounovers palmer..

  • DMAC

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I think the smooth talking Huey could be a good recruiter and influence young gunners to the Bay.
    He’s the perfect candidate for Cal.
    —————————————–

    you mean aside from him being a loser?
    =======

    A guy that supports DA is calling Hue a loser.
    Hue may not be a winner, but most certainly wasn’t a loser.

  • DMAC

    While being our HC

  • DJ Johnny

    166.Marks hair Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    Im sure we put in a claim..

    Reggie didn’t claim s.chytt.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I still dont think Raiders put a claim in for Babin.

    I bet he is gonna be pissed with Jax. I thought the Raiders should have put a claim for BABIN then traded him in the offseason.

    OH WELL. STill 5 weeks for him to get cut again.

  • DMAC

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Smith sucks!!!
    Yall need to pass that schit this way.
    ========================================

    Guys that lead the league in completion percentage don’t suck.
    ========

    So that’s why he lost his job to a QB that hadn’t taken an NFL snap in his career.
    Get real!

  • omoran

    Raiders(simce1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Hope that REGGIE can be in the sidelines like AL (rip) use to be .
    Looking after his players and always backing them up!
    There’s rumors that GRUDEN said no offer had been made
    I would go ahead and bring MADDEN with me and try to nicely
    Get an interview and a final offer.
    And finally the OAKLAND RAIDER WILL BE THE RAIDERS!
    WILL THE REAL RAIDERS PLEASE STAND UP!

  • KRAWFDADD

    Dmac lets remember that was last year and Hue’s plan was to move Huff to cb,more than likely meaning we would pursue someone to fill the free safety void and let our effort friend Matty G come off the bench

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    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?

    As for Babin: Shrug. There’s a reason the Eagles ate a multi-million dollar cap hit to get rid of the guy…

  • The Oracle

    hwnrdr Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Well, so much for that…
    jaguars claimed Babin!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    I thought he said he wanted to go to a winning team?

    The Raiders put a claim in, but due to an “inadvertent e-mail deletion” by the league office, our request was never recognized.

  • DJ Johnny

    DA “We don’t have any pass rushers”

    Hey, here’s one…he had 18 sacks last yr. You cna have him cheap too.

    DA “Uhhh, well……um…..Reggie says we don’t need passrushers after all.”

  • DMAC

    Bruce Grads could easily put up the same #’s Smith has in SF.

  • guest123

    Who wants Alex Smith? His value is on par with Soup Campbell. Consider the Niners courted Manning because they wanted to upgrade over Smith. Why not go for the obvious hand-me-down QB in the same division as Manning. Everytime Denver plays us with Smith, he’ll have that Papa John Pizza smile on his face.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Snow comin down here,..hey man Im tryin to tell all you bittermans,..Alex Smith would be the perfect Raider,..I pray big dummy reggie can land him in February,…probably get him for a 3rd rounder. Palmer bout done and no way in the world they ever let Pryor be a QB,..hes released the night of the Charger loss.

  • Marks hair

    Jax has fewer wins than us.. so they get babin over us..

  • The Mack

    Are you fkn kidding me? You guys want to get rid of guys like palmer and McFadden but bring a guy like Alex Smith in here??? Lmao You do realize niner fans and harbaugh couldn’t get rid of him fast enough right? The only reason he’s playing as well as hes been is solely due to harbaughs genius, until harbaugh came he was considered aw bust and nearly cut. Hees a limited qb which is why they flirted with peyton and they’re starting karpernick over him now. Bringing in alex would be like bringing back Jason Campbell they’re of the same mold. Alex smith is trash, if it weren’t for that defense he has to back him up im sure hed be one of the losingest qbs in the league.

  • KRAWFDADD

    McClain is a 3-4 “Inside Linebacker” thransitioning to a 4-3″Middlie Linebacker” there is a difference like putting Mcfadden power/speed runner into a “zone run scheme” like trying to put a square fitting into a circular hole you think

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Yes I would take Alex Smith over Palmer. Thats an easy choice actually.

  • The Oracle

    “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.

  • omoran

    Raider(since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    This RAIDER TEAM can be looked at like the famous PAUL NEWMAN movie. “COOL HAND LUKE”
    Please boss don’t hit me anymore ! I won’t do it again ALLEN!

  • javier

    Jon the thin air is getting to your brain.

    Alex Smith….Really! Come on..you’re talking crazy

  • DJ Johnny

    IRVING – The Philadelphia Eagles cut defensive end Jason Babin on Tuesday, leaving the two-time Pro Bowler available to be claimed by another franchise.

    The Jacksonville Jaguars won the claim on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

    When the news of Babin’s release began circulating, fans began to hope that their favorite team would land the former first-round pick.

    Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones explained the team’s line of thinking Wednesday morning.

    “Well, he’s more of a 4-3 (defensive) fit,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “Anyone can always use a pass rusher, don’t get me wrong, but our (salary) cap situation is such that we do have to watch it. He’s got $1.7 million left to be paid on his salary. And fortunately, we haven’t been hit there with injuries. DeMarcus (Ware’s) healthy, (Anthony) Spencer’s healthy. We have Victor Butler who certainly does a good job, and don’t know that that’s necessarily the best place for us to be spending what resources we have right now.”

    Babin, 32, finished with a career-high 18 sacks last season and 12.5 the year before that.

    So the only reason Dallas didn’t claim him is becuz they are already set as far as pass rushers.

    I guess we are too right?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    No thinking Palmer is a decent qb and paying him 16 million dollars next year is crazy.

    F that. That could be used on other players. 16 million dollars for a qb that cant even scramble for a first down.

  • hwnrdr

    Babin was rewarded to the Jaguars! One of 8 teams to put in a claim!