Monday
September
22
2014
7:23 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Raiders still uncertain about McFadden’s status
October 12, 2013, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

ALAMEDA — Running back Darren McFadden inched closer to returning to the Oakland Raiders lineup, though he hasn’t been fully cleared yet.

McFadden practiced for a third straight day and continues to make progress from the hamstring injury he suffered in late September. Raiders coach Dennis Allen sounded optimistic about the former first-round pick’s chances of playing this week against Kansas City.

“I like where he’s at, I feel good about where he’s at,” Allen said Friday. “We’ll see how he feels tomorrow, but I think every day he’s gotten a little bit better.”

Still, McFadden’s status probably won’t be known for certain until Sunday. He is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report and told reporters he’s getting closer to having his usual burst.

“If I haven’t done it, I feel like I’ve gotten pretty close to it,” McFadden said. “I feel pretty good. I’m just looking forward to whatever the decision the coaches and trainers have to make, if we want to roll with it.”

McFadden was injured early in the first half of Oakland’s 24-13 loss to the Redskins on Sept. 29. He did not play in last Sunday’s win over San Diego, marking a sixth straight season in which the veteran running back has missed at least one game.

Even without McFadden, the Raiders put up 104 yards on the ground against the Chargers despite losing backup Rashad Jennings to a hamstring injury.

Like McFadden, Jennings was limited in practice this week and is also questionable.

Oakland might also get right tackle Tony Pashos back after he missed one game with a groin injury.

Having all three back would be a huge plus for the Raiders heading into Sunday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium against the unbeaten Chiefs.

“I feel good about them, but we’ll see how they feel tomorrow and on into Sunday morning,” Allen said. “I feel confident that some of those guys will be able to make it in the game.”

McFadden has had some of his best success against Kansas City. Three of his 13 career 100-yard games have come against the Chiefs, including both games between the two division rivals in 2012.

More importantly, the Raiders have never lost to the Chiefs in games where McFadden has rushed for at least 15 yards.

“It’s a different game every time you step out there on Sunday, so you have to be ready,” McFadden said. “You can’t just look at it like, ‘This is what I did in the past.’ You have to go out there and do it that Sunday.”

Getting McFadden back would likely take some of the pressure off Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who has never started a game in Arrowhead.

“If the game was today I would do my best to get out there and play,” McFadden said. “I feel pretty good. I’m going out there and do whatever I can do.”

Center Stefen Wisniewski, who missed last week’s win over San Diego with a right calf strain, did not practice and will be held out against the Chiefs. Safety Tyvon Branch has also been declared out.

Notes: Boxing gloves were hung in the lockers of several wide receivers and defensive backs. The message: fight to win the one-on-one battles at the line of scrimmage. ... FB Marcel Reece (knee) was limited in practice but is probable to play. ... LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring) did not practice, while DT Stacy McGee was limited. Both are questionable.

———

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

 

 

Tags: mcfadden, against, raiders, chiefs, practice, sunday,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Is it time to worry about the 49ers?

Yes, two straight losses is fairly worrisome
Still early in the season
No, not at all
Not as much as the Raiders
I'm worried about the Giants

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Pentagon: U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group t..
Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops
IRBIL, Iraq — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 ..
U.S. existing home sales fall in August
WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and f..
Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold
NEW YORK — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new ..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County help wanted