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Looks like McFadden will sit it out

Running back Darren McFadden was on the field early working with injured players and not on the field as the club went through warm-ups preceding the Raiders’ preseason game with the Chicago Bears.

McFadden came out of the New Orleans game with a shoulder injury coach Dennis Allen said wasn’t serious. McFadden was on the field for practice session this week, but it’s not known if he saw any contact. The Raiders went into their regular-season mode, so the media was excluded after warmups and drills.

Others who won’t be playing include safety Tyvon Branch, defensive tackle Pat Sims and offensive tackle Menelik Watson.

One player who will be playing is first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden, who is suited up and presumably ready for his first live football action since last November, when he suffered a near-fatal practice injury when a blood vessel leading to his heart ruptured.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • mcthompso

    What a joke the NFL Network is…instead of, you know, playing the game-they’re just talking about it-and then when the bears got the ball, showed their drive (not the FG) and then went back to talking. Is this just b/c I’m out of both markets, or is that how they cover games now?

  • BLACKBONES

    Going back to the article topic, it was obvious and still is, that Michael Bush should NOT have gotten away