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Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson return to practice


Darren McFadden took a step toward returning to action for the Raiders when he participated in practice for the first time since getting hurt in Week Nine against the Buccaneers.

How McFadden’s ankle feels after that step will go a long way toward determining whether McFadden will be able to rejoin the team for this week’s game against the Browns. Some of McFadden’s teammates think that’s where things are headed, but high ankle sprains don’t always resolve themselves as quickly as players might like.

The Raiders also got Mike Goodson back at practice. He was hurt in the same game as McFadden and has missed the last three games, which the Raiders have lost by a combined score of 127-47.

The returns might not change things all that much for the Raiders. They haven’t been losing because McFadden and Goodson are out of the lineup. Marcel Reese has averaged 4.8 yards per carry in the last three games, more than the 3.3 McFadden has managed while looking like an imperfect fit for the blocking scheme installed on offense by Oakland this season. Reese could still have a role beyond just playing fullback even with the other two backs returning to the mix.

Paul Gutierrez of reports that there was no sign of defensive tackle Richard Seymour at practice. He’s also missed the last three games for the Raiders.

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11 Responses to “Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson return to practice”
  1. steelerben says: Nov 28, 2012 3:59 PM

    McFadden is insanely talented. It is a shame he’s made of glass.

  2. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 28, 2012 4:01 PM

    go raiders

  3. goraidersgospurs says: Nov 28, 2012 4:14 PM

    Man this season is over, now what are the chance raiders go after te’o???

  4. infectorman says: Nov 28, 2012 4:16 PM

    Unfathomable that a player as talented as Mcfadden is so inept this year.

    When did it become the “right way” to do things to force-fit a scheme upon the players you have rather than make the scheme complement the players you have?

    McFadden carried the ball with huricane force last year under Huey and now he is a gentle southwesterly breeze under Allen.

  5. raidersteveo says: Nov 28, 2012 4:53 PM

    Season is over…lets get Pryor some playing time!

  6. spellingcops says: Nov 28, 2012 5:07 PM

    Just what we need. With this news, Raider fan will be saying they’re SB bound again.

  7. malvaren18 says: Nov 28, 2012 5:30 PM

    This guy seems to always be injured, I wonder if we will ever see him play a full season.

  8. raideralex99 says: Nov 28, 2012 5:55 PM

    Right from the first game with the chargers … You knew McFadden was in for a long year … That zone blocking was not going to work.
    Seriously getting rid of Hue Jackson was a big mistake … A top 10 offence goes to a bottom 10 with basically the same team minus the coach.

  9. acdrew22 says: Nov 28, 2012 6:18 PM

    it’s Marcel Reece… not Reese

  10. veraky says: Nov 28, 2012 6:54 PM

    infectorman says: Nov 28, 2012 4:16 PM

    Unfathomable that a player as talented as Mcfadden is so inept this year.


    Hate to break it to you but McFadden has been inept for most of his career. To see people so surprised that he’s having a down year is comical, although not quite as funny as all the MVP & “most dangerous player in the league” talk from certain Raider fans at the beginning of the season. If he was half as good as most of you thought he was he would be putting up at least average RB numbers this season but instead he’s getting outplayed by basically every other RB on the team.

  11. nmrdr795 says: Nov 28, 2012 10:47 PM

    I dont think they are really hurt, i think they just want to extend there careers and Knapp is ruining that. How in the world is Knapp a coach?

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