Raiders say Darren McFadden is getting closer to return

Oct 27, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) hands off the ball to running back Darren McFadden (20) during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been out of action as he deals with a nagging hamstring injury, but the team and fantasy owners alike are a little happier with the latest news from Raiders head coach Dennis Allen.

According to reports, McFadden is getting closer to a return to the field.

From Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times:

Unfortunately for McFadden, his return to the line up could be coming too late.

In his absence, Rashad Jennings has stepped up in a big way.

Jennings has been looking impressive since stepping in to the starting line up and he has very likely done enough to take over as the Raiders full-time starter. This means that, even when McFadden returns, the first-round pick will only be getting a share of the carries.

The news is positive for McFadden, but his status for Sunday’s Week 12 match up against the Tennessee Titans remains in question.

Topics: Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders

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  • KloverJane

    Get well and Run DMc.

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