Darren McFadden not expected to play vs. Browns


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.