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Report: Raiders bring back Darren McFadden on one-year contract

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The Raiders are bringing back Darren McFadden for 2014.

The club and McFadden have reached a one-year, $4 million contract, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday.

According to Joel Corry of, $2.25 million of McFadden’s compensation is in “unlikely to be earned incentives.”

With Rashad Jennings likely departing in free agency, McFadden would likely be the clear-cut starting back entering 2014. Latavius Murray, Kory Sheets, and Jeremy Stewart are the other backs on the Raiders’ roster. It’s also possible Oakland could add a back, what with McFadden signed through 2014.

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43 Responses to “Report: Raiders bring back Darren McFadden on one-year contract”
  1. thepftpoet says: Mar 11, 2014 7:02 PM



    and Darren Mcfadden getting injured.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 11, 2014 7:02 PM

    The Raiders will never win a Superbowl ever again. #CommitmenttoLOLence

  3. mcallistersan says: Mar 11, 2014 7:04 PM


  4. cakesw says: Mar 11, 2014 7:06 PM

    Good move…..

    Downgrade your line…..

    THEN sign your oft injured RB.

    Kind of the progressive thinking that gets you 5 wins.

  5. thevikesarebest says: Mar 11, 2014 7:06 PM

    Haaaahahaha.are the faiders even trying anymore?luckly we have the best rb ever!AP.SKOL

  6. araidersfan says: Mar 11, 2014 7:07 PM

    It was crazy to bring this slug back for 4 mil. I wouldn’t have even kept him for the veteran minimum.

  7. calibear831 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:08 PM

    I guess the only good thing about this is that I don’t have to buy my 2 boys new jerseys!

  8. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:08 PM

    i’ll never forget when a friend of mine took this guy with the #1 overall fantasy pick.

  9. bucmaster1 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:09 PM

    Reggie , are you smokin crack?! Do you watch the games and notice Mcfragile is never on the field? Im starting not you like you. Get you head out of your arse.

  10. vaphinfan says: Mar 11, 2014 7:09 PM

    Espn reported this an hour ago along with Rashad Jennings waning to stay in Oakland as well.

  11. p4hbiz says: Mar 11, 2014 7:11 PM

    And he’s already doubtful for week 1

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 11, 2014 7:11 PM

    1 year for $4 million is a better deal than 3 years for $9.3 million that the Lions gave to Joique Bell. I’d rather have the money savings and/or whatever Bell could have been traded for not to mention a player that has more potential upside.

  13. lunarpie says: Mar 11, 2014 7:13 PM

    The Raiders OL last two years has been inconsistent and unstable to say the least. Veldheer, why keep and pay top dollar for someone who played in zero games last year!!! Solidify the OL with young talent and DMC could shine again in the NFL as a third down passing back. Paid him too much though.

  14. therooneyskilledwebster says: Mar 11, 2014 7:17 PM

    If Jennings departs via FA? Your site has Jennings as a Giant 90 mins ago and for what it’s worth rotoworld already has an NYG logo on his player page.

  15. rushbacker says: Mar 11, 2014 7:17 PM

    Bring back the gimp!!

  16. greg2geez says: Mar 11, 2014 7:17 PM

    That sound you hear when Reggie signs Josh Freeman for $8MM/year is 20,000 Raiders fans heads exploding like in Scanners.

  17. chiadam says: Mar 11, 2014 7:17 PM

    RBs don’t matter.

  18. rocoop says: Mar 11, 2014 7:18 PM

    Choo Choo

  19. danieljameswhite70 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:18 PM

    Reggie has already shown his incompetence by signing Matt Flynn last year after having 5 years to evaluate him everyday on the Green Bay practice squad/scout team, then today he signs Saffold for more money then he offered Veldeer to stay. I have ZERO confidence in Raiders Management now for sure. I had my doubts before, but doubt no more…..Wow. Letting Rashad Jennings walk too, most productive player the Raiders have had in 2-3 years.

  20. coloradofort says: Mar 11, 2014 7:21 PM

    I am a Bronco’s fan but recently even I have been rooting for the Raiders to turn it around……but watching McFadden get $4M and loosing your top DL / OL and then Jennings signing with the Giants…….this makes zero sense with the available cap space…….strange, very strange

  21. MDRaider says: Mar 11, 2014 7:23 PM

    Only $100,000 of Darren McFadden’s deal with #Raiders is guaranteed.…

  22. coloradofort says: Mar 11, 2014 7:23 PM

    There is a party at the McFadden household tonight…….$4M? What a joke.

  23. nflfolly says: Mar 11, 2014 7:30 PM

    This just in Mcfadden hurt his hand signing the contract. LOL 4m

  24. thos222 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:30 PM

    Could of had a compensatory pick if if Mcfadden signed with another team. Well, starting to like Raiders are going to need a new GM. There’s always next year….

  25. nflhof says: Mar 11, 2014 7:33 PM

    Now that’s funny stuff.

  26. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:40 PM

    Love it. Now we just need to sign Mike Bush or L Blount to help DMac with some of the work load then we’ll be straight at that position.

    They should consider Michael Oher. Only reason his play slipped is because he lost John Matsko. Under Sparano I think he’ll return to form.

  27. war27 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:45 PM

    The Raiders signed him for 1.75 million.

    $100,000 guaranteed

    With incentives it can reach 4 million.

    I’d pay 4 million for a RB that can meet the incentives that are most likely included in his contract.

    This is a great deal for the Raiders who can still cut ties with McFadden and lose nothing.

    Jennings is a soon to be 29 year old RB that suffered a pretty severe concussion last year. I’m sure if the Raiders could keep him at 1.75 mill a year they would have.

  28. somethingsmellsrotten says: Mar 11, 2014 7:46 PM

    I’m done…peace out Raiders.

  29. vegasgreek says: Mar 11, 2014 7:53 PM

    time for the Raiders to sign QB Josh Freeman and rebuild the offensive line .

  30. chargrz says: Mar 11, 2014 7:55 PM

    This just in, THe Raiders have also resigned Jamarcus Russell for 10 Milllion.

  31. nativeraider says: Mar 11, 2014 7:56 PM

    I like RUN DMC but hes always hurt. I made my peace with him being gone then Reg signs him?

    I was really looking forward to Latavius starting or even Sheets. Hopefully they’ll use him just as a 3rd down back.

  32. coachglove says: Mar 11, 2014 8:03 PM

    Reading comprehenshun is phun! He wasn’t signed for $4M. He was signed for $1.75M with UNLIKELY TO BE EARNED incentives. He is worth that on a 1 year deal.

    I don’t get the Veldeheer/Saffold move AT ALL. I’d like to think Big Reg knows something about his now former player that the rest of us don’t. But wow, why pay more for Saffold than JV was willing to accept unless JV went to management and said he really didn’t wanna be in Oakland anymore, in which case I get the move.

  33. raiderraffeal says: Mar 11, 2014 8:04 PM

    Reggie if you haven’t packed your bags yet, you should get started.

  34. radrntn says: Mar 11, 2014 8:08 PM

    i know there are a lot of dmc haters out there, but I love this …One year deal …4 million…not bad….now get him a big nasty tough o-line…

    Now reunite him w/ Michael Bush as well.

  35. souldogdave says: Mar 11, 2014 8:11 PM

    Reggie has lost the confidence of the fanbase. Certainly has majorly whiffed on most decisions. Matt Flynn!!! If ANYONE should have had insight on that signing, I mean, really? Last year’s draft… a bunch of reaches and mediocrity. Veldheer, Houston, Jennings gone. Does anyone think Watson can play in the NFL? Barnes and Nix? Reggie, being ugly is one thing, but stupidity and incompetence seem to be leading this team. McFragile?!? FOUR MILLION DOLLARS?? I hope Mark fires you asap.

  36. chargrz says: Mar 11, 2014 8:13 PM

    Just Win Maybe!

  37. vipod4ever says: Mar 11, 2014 8:20 PM

    Jesus take the wheel bcz Reggie is drunk.

  38. raidermick3sb3rings says: Mar 11, 2014 8:30 PM

    Don’t go along with the media and their freakin stats. This is the best thing the Raiders did today…Jennings runs like a duck and had two concussions that made him miss a couple of games as well!

    Darren is a stud and was denied the opportunities Jennings had. Like the screen passes and running around the end with the quick flip. But he never bitched about anything and just went along with all the BS with Jennings.

    The guy is the best athlete in the game and is still young. he will, with out a doubt have a huge year…

    He’s glad to be back in black and has always said he wanted to stay a Raider. He is not going to let us down…


  39. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 11, 2014 9:20 PM

    So… Reggie’s big splash is to bring back an always injured RB that they shouldn’t even have been considering bringing back?
    That’s it???

    At least he was cheap.

    Someone should let Reggie in on the fact that there is a MINIMUM that teams are required to spend.
    He may have missed that memo.

    Just shoot me now….

  40. dasmol says: Mar 11, 2014 9:56 PM

    What could it hurt, besides Darren McFadden?

  41. wilburmills says: Mar 11, 2014 10:37 PM

    Hate this for DMAC—wanted him to get a chance outside of the Black Hole…

  42. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says: Mar 11, 2014 11:18 PM

    fans should be so excited about this! You know if DMC ended up going to Patriots and being a beat again

  43. El Pollo Loco says: Mar 12, 2014 12:20 AM

    And Raider fans were SO excited about this offseason…..

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