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Darren McFadden spotted on practice field


It has been more than a month since Raiders running back Darren McFadden injured his foot and he finally made it back to the practice field on Monday.

Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports that McFadden worked out with a team trainer without the protective boot that he’s been wearing since spraining his foot. McFadden didn’t do much, just walking around the perimeter of the field but, as the saying goes, you’ve gotta walk before you can run.

Corkran opines that the Raiders are likely looking to the team’s December 11th date with the Packers for McFadden’s return to game action, although the team doesn’t have much reason to rush him back. Michael Bush has done a fine job of replacing McFadden’s production on the ground and Carson Palmer has looked comfortable while guiding the team to three straight victories.

Having a healthy McFadden will be a big plus, obviously, but they aren’t so desperate for that boost that they need to risk further injury.

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27 Responses to “Darren McFadden spotted on practice field”
  1. skullraider says: Nov 28, 2011 5:45 PM

    Come back at 100% McFadden.
    Go Raiders!!!!

  2. warrenmoon says: Nov 28, 2011 5:48 PM

    Save him for the Packers. We need all the fresh legs we can get to keep up with that offense

  3. dabutcha114 says: Nov 28, 2011 5:51 PM

    Save him for the playoffs so we shock the world and win a super bowl. Don’t laugh it’s possible

  4. guyraider48 says: Nov 28, 2011 5:57 PM

    you can not rush his injury! Hue is calling this right and goes to show every team needs 2 RB that can be starters for injuries, change of pace, etc. Denarius moore and possibly ford back for miami! The timing of our team health may come at the perfect time this the season!

  5. Captain Chaos says: Nov 28, 2011 5:57 PM

    Michael Bush is doing a bang up job. No doubt that McFadden is a stout carrier but I would rather see him getting solid conditioning in, getting him back in football shape, rather than come into a game early.

  6. joetoronto says: Nov 28, 2011 6:21 PM

    The talent on this team is off the hook, but they’ve been held back with so many injuries.

    The time is coming though when this team will be relatively healthy and I can’t wait to see just how good they are.

    The real bonus though is the attitude of everybody on the team, no prima dona’s, no selfish players at all.

    Go Raiders!

  7. raiderstotheship says: Nov 28, 2011 6:24 PM

    Run dmc! Run!

  8. r8rsfan says: Nov 28, 2011 6:38 PM

    DMac is the home run threat that’s missing right now. They struggle finishing drives so having a guy who can take it to the house is even more critical. What a blessing Mike Bush is – takes all the pressure off Run DMC to push himself too hard in his rehab.

  9. edmazeing1 says: Nov 28, 2011 6:47 PM

    In a few weeks i hope Darren or Suh is out when we play Lions, we cant afford Suh to land on Dmc ankle!!!

  10. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Nov 28, 2011 7:19 PM

    Its not only McFadden the Raiders need back. Its also D. Moore, J. Ford, T. Jones and some of the injured CB’s……..

    Also need to get the guys who are playing hurt like SeaBass, Seymour, McClain etc. fully healthy. But as H. Jackson says. “Next man up”………

  11. huejackson says: Nov 28, 2011 7:29 PM

    At this point Raiders are a lock for the PLayoffs, Im actually hoping the Jets keep winning so maybe the Raiders can play the Jets the first game, that would be a easy win.. I say save him for the playoffs and let him take us to the superbowl…
    I would play vanilla game against the Packers, Let the Packers win that way when they meet again in the Super Bowl Packers will be stunned…
    I think thats exactly whats going to happen.. Ive been right all year so here it comes what everyone has been waiting for my Superbowl predictions (from the guy who is in 1st place picking games on pigskin Pickem)
    Raiders 41
    Packers 28
    Raiders will dominate the Pack, This will set off a new dynasty for the Raiders

  12. goawayeverybody says: Nov 28, 2011 8:07 PM

    I am completely fine with this just as long as he’s healthy in time for the playoffs. And when I say playoffs, what I’m referring to is my fantasy football playoffs.

  13. goawayeverybody says: Nov 28, 2011 8:08 PM

    Btw, it’s nice to entertain thoughts of the Raiders beating the Packers, but does anyone here honestly think the Raiders are a disciplined enough group to pull this off? I don’t. The Raiders commit at least two soul-crushing penalties per game and about 5 or 6 other annoying ones to boot.

  14. radrntn says: Nov 28, 2011 8:18 PM

    One can only wait until the raiders are all healthy. Funny to hear from so many bear’s fans that “if” they had cutlet this and that. would of , could of , should, yadda yadda yadda…..while in the interim the Raiders have lost their starting QB, The NFL leading rusher(at the time) , their starting WR’s, their starting DB, Their starting DEe, and the lists goes on and on with dings, and nicks, but never ever have you heard Hue or any player for that matter make excuses. It was just next man up, or sign this guy, trade for this guy etc……..props to Aaron Curry, Lito Sheppard, Carson Palmer, all making contributions after joing team midway thru season…GO Raiders, do not look past the dolphins this week. One game at a time.

  15. joetoronto says: Nov 28, 2011 8:37 PM


    Absolutely. Palmer, Curry and Sheppard were great pickups.

    I love the intensity Curry brings, they’ve got him doing more and more out there and he’s loving it.

    All he needed was some coaching.

  16. darrylh1978 says: Nov 28, 2011 8:54 PM

    Once McFadden is healthy can you imagine what it’s gonna be like when him and Bush take turns running the ball?!! They will destroy the run defenses of everybody!!!

  17. r81ders says: Nov 28, 2011 9:47 PM

    This shows HJ and the vet staff we got do a hell of a job people are on the band wagon now waite till all the starters come back just in time for these few games, I welcome all the hatters keep it coming we can’t be any worse then we where and all them hatters saying palmer was not worth the trades why don’t they go ask all them teams now that need QB’s …who’s got the last laughs now.

  18. tebowspeech says: Nov 28, 2011 9:57 PM

    Just like in the Heisman voting – McFadden will finish 2nd to TEBOW!~

  19. beauregard says: Nov 28, 2011 10:43 PM

    LOL! Typical Raider fans already have them beating the Packers in the Super Bowl.
    Actually they will come in 2nd the AFC West behind the Broncos and won’t qualify for even a wild card.
    I’ve seen what Denver did to that weak confused defense in your own back yard. They still have Tebow tracks on their backs!

  20. lostking1 says: Nov 28, 2011 11:14 PM

    Come on Arkansas time to get rolling on these haters !

  21. ern215 says: Nov 28, 2011 11:16 PM

    i have no idea what youre watching if you thing this ” tebow show” is gonna last, its only a matter of time until somebody lays the blueprint and locks this bum down, just the other day, my blind uncle freddie was tellin me that tebow doesnt “look” like a good quarterback, lol

  22. outburst78 says: Nov 28, 2011 11:46 PM

    I hope that Hue keeps their feet to the fire. The Broncos are breathing down the Raiders necks, and if we slip just once, we could be on the outside looking in come January.

  23. lostking1 says: Nov 29, 2011 1:10 AM

    Well I gotta a lot of love for Al Davis, but…. If things are looking this good right now? What could the future hold…. Let’s see quality 1st round draft picks? Maybe we cut some free agents that keep making mistakes? Maybe we actually will have coaches and players want to get on the team? We could build a respectable dynasty! I get tired of the saints,packers,patriots and others getting all of the props! We have a winning record and we get no respect bc no one liked al Davis!

  24. alaskamax says: Nov 29, 2011 2:28 AM

    packers???? umm we are playing a tough miami squad this weekend!!!! one game at a time nation!!!

  25. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 29, 2011 7:54 AM

    I can’t do my Raiders dirty, so I gotta keep it real.

    1. A. Curry is looking like a great pick-up. He’s flying to the ball and putting a hit on anyone in his path. His intensity is tops on the field and he seems to be getting better each week as he seems to be getting coached up and gets more confident in the D. Great value – Love it.

    2. C. Shilenz is the best receiver most fans have never heard of. 6’4″, runs like a deer and holds on to the ball. This year, he is staying healthy and that’s the difference.

    3. Palmer hasn’t lived up to his end of the deal — Yet. The Raiders didn’t trade a 1st and a 2nd/1st to get 6 field goals and a rushing touchdown in their games. Bottom line, Palmer has to produce touchdowns, not field goals, for this to be considered a good trade. The Raiders traded for a franchise QB, not a game manager.

  26. stikolaboloni says: Nov 29, 2011 10:24 AM

    Softest player in the NFL, bar none

  27. radrntn says: Nov 29, 2011 11:23 AM

    Nothing to take away what Tebow has done, and the fact that the guy is a stand up guy…..but for Bronco’s fan to become so delusional about the notion that NFL head coaches, and their staff’s can not game plan for a college football read option offense is amusing. Each week there is more tape and film on Tebow, and what Mike McCoy is really limited to with Tebow at the helm. Granted the Atlanta Falcons ran an offense similiar with Michael Vick a few years back, but Vick had 4.2/4.3 speed and could throw the ball as well.

    Props to Tebow, but reality will set in if not this week, it will against the Bears defense the following week.

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