The Oakland Raiders played it safe this week with Darren McFadden. The oft-injured running back sat out the Raiders' 34-26 preseason loss to the Chicago Bears on Friday night.

McFadden suffered a minor shoulder injury during last week's game against the New Orleans Saints. He did practice all week according to the San Francisco Chronicle but the Raiders elected not to chance fate.

The dynamic running back never has played in more than 13 games in a season including missing a combined 13 games the past two years.