The Raiders could get Darren McFadden back this week.
The running back has missed the last three games with a high ankle sprain, but he’s been able to practice this week and earned a questionable designation for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Coach Dennis Allen didn’t go any further than saying that McFadden would be a game-time decision and McFadden also stopped short of declaring himself ready to go for this week’s game.
“I’m just working hard,” McFadden said, via Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com. “Whatever happens when Sunday gets here, I’m going to roll with it.”
If McFadden does play, he could share a backfield with Terrelle Pryor. Allen said that the team anticipates putting the second-year quarterback on the 46-man roster for Sunday’s game.
There were reports earlier this week that the Raiders were talking about how to use the 2011 supplemental draft choice as the season winds down, although it isn’t clear how much or in what role they’ll use him. He’ll be the third quarterback this weekend, which means Matt Leinart will also be active, and the Raiders could try some packages designed to make use of Pryor’s speed.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is out again for the Raiders while running back Mike Goodson joins McFadden as a game-time call.