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McFadden at practice today, as are recent signees

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 11:58 am in Oakland Raiders.

Running back Darren McFadden is on the practice field today, as expected, as he attempts to bounce back from an ankle injury that sidelined him the past two games.
McFadden has missed most or all of the past seven games with hamstring and ankle injuries. He rushed twice in the Eagles game and five times against the Cowboys for his lone action the past seven games.
With McFadden back in the mix, the Raiders suddenly have a crowded backfield. Rashad Jennings, Marcel Reece and Taiwan Jones — he’s still working as a running back after converting from cornerback — all are healthy and itching for touches.
It’s likely that Jennings and Reece will handle the bulk of the workload, given their production during McFadden’s absence and how much the coaching staff values their versatility.

– In other news, the Raiders signed outside linebacker Sam Montgomery, defensive back Johnny Adams and safety Kyle McCarthy and placed them on their practice squad.
The Houston Texans selected Montgomery in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft. He got released in late October, reportedly for an off-field transgression the night before a game.
Montgomery played collegiately at Louisiana State, where he amassed 32.5 tackles for loss and 19.0 sacks. It’s interesting that it took two months or so for another team to sign Montgomery.
Montgomery is wearing No. 57, McCarthy No. 38 and Adams No. 36.

– Defensive tackle Vance Walker is not at practice, meaning he still hasn’t been cleared all the tests required of players that suffer concussions.
Cornerback Charles Woodson is at practice, though he isn’t wearing a helmet or participating in drills during the early portion of the proceedings.
Linebacker Miles Burris is another player that is on the field but not taking part in drills. He is battling an ankle sprain that he suffered against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday.

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  • kenchun24

    haha!

  • kenchun24

    Yeah…Keenan Allen has been good.

  • brad

    Not as long as he can continue to spew “Man Love” on MNF! He likes every player he’s ever seen, let him tell it from the booth! LMAO! He’s taking the easy road! Go Raiders!

  • brad

    Didn’t he have drug issues at Tampa “Rumored or other wise”? Go Raiders!

  • Theghostronin79

    It was rumored yes.

  • brad

    All he wants is a good deal and some authority! Gruden could do it , but it must be his way at this juncture! Gruden could be a very good GM and his Brother Jay has a the ability to be an imaginative HC with a playbook that we need desperatly! We could shock the world! lol! Go Raiders!

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  • Mike_Trail

    Yep, I knew there were more, I just couldn’t think of them off the top of my head…Even my buddy Matt Mitrione who played for the Giants, Vikings, and (barely the) Niners–done….
    Recreated his career in the UFC though, but he’s holding on by a thread there now too.
    Your right tho, Lisfranc is disastrous.–The amount of torque placed on that area of the foot, especially for RB’s and Linemen is unreal.

  • Mike_Trail

    Exactly, and would we even want him back? He ran the Bucs into the ground–Unless we had him and a guy with the Cajones to boss the offense around like Gannon, we wouldn’t do squat with Gruden. We need a freakin QB, and a Defense….