NFL Rumors: Darren McFadden to meet with Oakland Raiders

Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) runs with the ball during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 37-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been expected that the Oakland Raiders would let running back Darren McFadden walk in free agency, but it appears the two sides are going to get together one last time to see if they can hammer something out.

According to Gil Brandt, a player rep for McFadden will meet with the team in the coming days to talk about a potential re-signing.

Darren McFadden’s agent tells me he will meet w #Raiders on Sat. to discuss re-signing. Interesting to see value if he hits open mrkt.

There’s no doubt that McFadden is a talented running back when healthy, but that’s the problem – he never is. There’s really little reason for the Raiders to invest much in McFadden moving forward, especially with Rashad Jennings on the roster who has shown to be a more effective rusher.

It’s expected that McFadden will test the open market and could find a home with the Cincinnati Bengals thanks to their hiring of former Raiders offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson.

A deal between the Raiders and McFadden is highly unlikely.

Topics: Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders

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  • Bobby R Johnson

    It amazes me how weve misused him. You should always have a durable punishing back play more in the first half and a player like macfadden come in when you have fatigued the defense so he can run circles around them. Could u imagine being exhausted then having to chase that guy around rb/wr hybrid types are are best when used correctly

  • TribalX

    It amazes me how Hugh Jackson was able to get good production out of him but Dennis Allen can’t. If I had to bet money on who was the bigger problem, McFadden or Allen, I’d have to say Dennis Allen is. I’m gonna have a big party when that sucker finally gets fired.

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