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Darren McFadden

Darren McFadden - #20 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 218 lbs.
Birthday 08/27/1987
Birthplace North Little Rock, AR
College Arkansas
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 4th pick by Raiders

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
216 707 2

Cardinals survive after Janikowski's miss

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski missed a 32-yard field goal as the game ended to allow Arizona to escape with a 24-23 victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday in the Cardinals' home opener, a game littered with mistakes on both sides from start ...

McFadden running with new sense of purpose

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
After two disappointing seasons in Oakland, former No. 4 overall draft choice Darren McFadden is picking up yardage after contact to a much greater extent than he had before, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders’ Gradkowski can extinguish controversies

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
He wasn't even allowed to compete for the job in training camp and the preseason, but, for a second straight season, the Raiders have turned to QB Bruce Gradkowski to be their starter.

Report: Gradkowski, not Campbell, to start for Raiders

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that the Raiders have named Bruce Gradkowski the team's starter for Sunday against the Cardinals in Arizona, over Jason Campbell.

Cable not ready to announce Week Three starter at QB

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Tom Cable is not ready to jump on the Monday bandwagon of announcing a QB change, but he said he has a good idea of who will start in Week Three.

McFadden finally showing he can be lead back

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
After entering the league with very high hopes and proceeding to disappoint for two consecutive seasons, Darren McFadden finally appears to have figured it out.

Gradkowski replaces Campbell, leads Raiders to comeback victory

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
Bruce Gradkowski replaced an ineffective Jason Campbell after halftime and led the Raiders to three scoring drives and a 16-14 victory over the St. Louis Rams in the home opener on Sunday.

Raiders start second half with Gradkowski at QB

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
The Raiders began the second half of their game against the Rams with backup QB Bruce Gradkowski under center.

Raiders want to involve McFadden more in passing game

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
With TE Zach Miller getting extra attention from defenses, Oakland is trying to make RB Darren McFadden a bigger part of its passing game, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders game blacked out

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
The Raiders will be blacked out on local TV for an eighth consecutive game after failing to sell out the Oakland Coliseum.

Raiders OLT Henderson under scrutiny

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Heading into Mario Henderson's second season as the full-time starter at left tackle, the Raiders were hoping he would become a more consistent pass protector.

Raiders to sign OL Pears, waive WR Figurs

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Reports on Thursday indicated the Raiders will bring back OL Erik Pears and waive WR Yamon Figurs.

Perhaps I picked the wrong sleeper in AFC West

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
I spent much of the offseason believing the Raiders might be the team to watch in the AFC West. After one week, I am starting to think it might be the Chiefs who will surprise.

Big plays mask Raiders' improvement on defense

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
That Raiders-to-the-playoffs bandwagon was getting crowded heading into Week One, but some people are no doubt hopping off after Oakland was humbled by Tennessee on Sunday, 38-13.

Titans, CJ2K hammer Raiders 38-13

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Chris Johnson ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns, Vince Young threw for two TDs and Javon Ringer had a TD, and the Tennessee Titans avoided any comparisons to last year's 0-6 start by routing the Oakland Raiders 38-13 ...

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Posted Jan. 17, 2013
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says McFadden remains a big part of the organization despite coming off perhaps his worst season as a pro.||||||| McKenzie spoke to beat reporters Thursday for the first time since Nov. 30 and looked back at a disappointing first season in Oakland and ahead to the future. McFadden struggled under the zone blocking system of the previous coordinator, Greg Knapp, who was fired after the season. McFadden averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per carry after toping 5 yards per carry the previous two seasons in Hue Jackson's power-running system.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
McFadden gained 110 yards on a career high-tying 30 carries in Sunday's 15-0 win over Kansas City.||||||| It was the third 100-yard game this season for the Oakland Raiders running back, who has gained 617 in 10 contests. He's gained less than 55 in six contests this season and less than 35 in four games. McFadden has 293 yards over the past four games and gained 114 in Kansas City on Oct. 28.
Posted Nov. 18, 2012
McFadden and Mike Goodson are returning to the field for the Oakland Raiders after missing the previous four games with sprained right ankles.||||||| Both McFadden and Goodson are active for Thursday night's game against Denver for the first since getting hurt Nov. 4 against Tampa Bay.
Posted Nov. 09, 2012
The Oakland Raiders will be without their top two running backs for Sunday's game in Baltimore after McFadden and Mike Goodson missed a third consecutive day of practice.||||||| Both players suffered high ankle sprains in last week's loss to Tampa Bay and have been wearing walking boots since then.
Posted Nov. 05, 2012
With top two running backs McFadden and Mike Goodson slowed this week by sprained right ankles, the Raiders may need to rely on their passing game when they visit the Baltimore Ravens.||||||| Palmer threw the ball 61 times last week against Tampa Bay as the Raiders (3-5) were forced to play catch-up in the second half after losing McFadden and Goodson to the injuries. Neither back practiced Wednesday and their status remains in doubt for Sunday's game against the Ravens (2-6).

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