Raiders running back Darren McFadden is headed toward free agency after this season, but he hasn’t done much to showcase himself for potential suitors.
McFadden has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and six games overall this season, continuing a trend that has seen him play just 20 of the team’s last 39 games because of a variety of aches and pains. When he has been in the lineup, McFadden has only managed 3.5 yards per carry so the year has been a disappointment all around.
Playing in the final two games of the regular season won’t do much to change that, but, at the very least, it would give McFadden a chance to provide a better final image for the year. It looks like he’ll get a chance as coach Dennis Allen said Monday, via the Contra Costa Times, that he expects the running back to practice Wednesday with designs on playing the next two weeks.
Whether or not McFadden plays, this will likely represent the end of his run in Oakland. Despite several flashes of great ability, tt will be remembered as a disappointment because of his inability to stay on the field.