McFadden watch will go to Sunday


Looks like the Darren McFadden watch will go up to kickoff Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

McFadden was listed as questionable Friday by the Raiders after limited practice time and was less than emphatic that he would play against the Kansas City Chiefs.

“I feel pretty good,’’ McFadden said following practice. “We’re just going to try and make that decision whenever it comes time to make a decision _ whatever the coaches and the trainers feel like is the best for me.’’

Asked if he had run with the burst he would in a game, McFadden said, “If I haven’t done it I feel like I’ve gotten pretty close to it. I’m just looking forward to whatever decisions the coaches and trainers make.’’

Both McFadden and Rashad Jennings, also listed as questionable, were limited in practice all three days. In most cases, players who participate in practice throughout the week even if limited wind up playing on Sunday.

“I watched him all week in practice,’’ Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “I like where he’s at. I feel good about where he’s at. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow. But I think every day he’s gotten a little bit better.’’

Also listed as questionable were linebacker Kaluka Maiava (hamstring), defensive tackle Stacy McGee (shoulder) and right tackle Tony Pashos (shoulder). Running back Marcel Reece (knee) is probable.

Listed as out were center Stefen Wisniewski (knee), tackle Menelik Watson (calf) and strong safety Tyvon Branch (ankle). Branch is still on crutches but was not wearing a protective boot.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

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