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Darren McFadden not expected to play vs. Browns

Darren McFadden AP

Although the Raiders were optimistic during the week that running back Darren McFadden could play today against the Browns, it appears that he’ll sit out.

McFadden is unlikely to play today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

The absence of McFadden, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Week Nine, has corresponded with an absolutely horrendous stretch of play for the Raiders, who have lost four straight games by double-digit margins. But McFadden was having a disappointing season before he got hurt, with just 455 yards in the Raiders’ first eight games, and a career-low 3.3 yards a carry, so it would be hard to blame McFadden’s injury for the Raiders’ struggles.

Without McFadden, the Raiders will continue to start Marcel Reece at running back and also incorporate Jeremy Stewart, who has emerged as a significant part of Oakland’s passing game.

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3 Responses to “Darren McFadden not expected to play vs. Browns”
  1. therealraiderduck says: Dec 2, 2012 11:39 AM

    Some must have breathed on him too hard during practice this week. Ugh. Between DMac and McClain, we thought we were getting Adrian Peterson and Ray Lewis. Instead, we got Freeman McNeil and Brian Bosworth.

  2. fumblenuts says: Dec 2, 2012 12:26 PM

    Darren McGlassman………..

  3. detroitrollin22 says: Dec 2, 2012 12:32 PM

    Just start all over again from scratch. Teo in the first round.

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