Darren McFadden RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cowboys say they turned down trade offers for McFadden, Morris

    Pro Football Talk "After spending the fourth overall pick in the draft on running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys fielded calls about whether they wanted to trade one of their veteran backs. But they said no. That’s the word from Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones, who says teams called asking about..." May 28

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    Brandon George @DMN_George

    Jason Garrett said Darren McFadden's groin injury popped up in Wednesday's practice. Team taking a cautious approach rest of week with him.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Cowboys listed Darren McFadden as limited with a groin injury, but my understanding is they were just keeping him fresh. Nothing serious

  • It's finally coming together for Darren McFadden, Cowboys

    ESPN "The Darren McFadden on display the past three weeks is the type of running back the Oakland Raiders thought they were getting eight years ago when he was the fourth overall pick. This Darren McFadden is picking up tough yards, withstanding the grind of 20-carry games and showing things he had..." November 12

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    Charean Williams @NFLCharean

    Jerry Jones says on @1053thefan that Darren McFadden will start this week.

  • Jerry Jones says Darren McFadden earned his shot to start vs. Seahawks

    CBS Sports "The Cowboys running game isn't what it once was. Dallas is seventh in the NFL in rushing (127.7 yards per game) but not close to the dominant force from 2014. Maybe Darren McFadden can fix things? Jerry Jones, speaking with CBS affiliate 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday said he believes McFadden, who..." October 27

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    Clarence Hill @clarencehilljr

    They cowboys don't have a pitch count for Darren McFadden who is the likely starter at running back for the season opener

  • Darren McFadden will likely start at RB for Cowboys in Week 1

    SB Nation "The heir apparent to DeMarco Murray's role as the starting running back of the Dallas Cowboys looks like it will be former Oakland Raiders first-round pick Darren McFadden, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. McFadden is expected to be the No. 1 back Sunday night when..." September 09

  • Cowboys RB Darren McFadden frustrated in not practicing

    Fox Sports Southwest "Cowboys running back Darren McFadden has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the start of training camp, and time spent recovering and not playing has been annoying. "It's very frustrating for me because I know the type of guy I am," McFadden told 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] on Tuesday. "I..." August 18

  • Cowboys running backs McFadden, Dunbar returning to practice

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Cowboys will be missing Gus Johnson for at least the next few days as he copes with a shoulder injury, so it makes sense that they were working out running backs on Saturday morning. On the whole, though, the running back position in Oxnard, Calif., looked much better for the Cowboys as..." August 15

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    Brandon George @DMN_George

    Jason Garrett said RB Darren McFadden won't practice with the team until after the San Diego preseason game. Will do more on side this week.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #Cowboys frustration building over injury absence of Darren McFadden and effect having on workload of other running backs

  • Jerry Jones isn’t concerned about Darren McFadden’s injured hamstring

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Owner Jerry Jones expects Darren McFadden to be fully healed for the season opener against the New York Giants. The running back has spent the first week of training camp on the physically unable to perform list after tweaking his left hamstring while working out the week before leaving for..." August 03

  • Darren McFadden: 'I feel like a rookie all over again'

    CBS Sports "Darren McFadden feels like he's 21 again. Can you really blame him? In 2008, McFadden -- a two-time Heisman runner-up -- was drafted No. 4 overall by the Oakland Raiders. Seven seasons of injuries and losing followed. In McFadden's seven years in Oakland, he only started 63 games while dealing..." June 30

  • Darren McFadden is in the mix in Dallas

    CBS Sports "As DeMarco Murray walked out the door from Dallas, Darren McFadden walked in. At first it looked like the former fourth overall pick would be a heavy favorite to lead the Cowboys run game, but a hamstring injury that sidelined him in OTAs moved the spotlight off of McFadden and on to Joseph..." June 16

  • Jerry Jones: Darren McFadden big reason RB wasn't drafted

    ESPN Dallas "There are a few reasons why the Dallas Cowboys didn’t select a running back in the recent draft. They have tremendous faith in their offensive line. They didn’t want to give up picks to guarantee they could select a particular runner, such as, say, T.J. Yeldon, who likely would have been their..." May 08

  • Report: Cowboys sign Darren McFadden to two-year deal

    SI "The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a two-year deal with running back Darren McFadden, Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Cowboys lost running back DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Murray led the NFL with 1,845 rushing yards last season and signed..." March 13

  • Raiders' Maurice Jones-Drew says he and Darren McFadden can bounce back

    Oakland Tribune "Maurice Jones-Drew has a message for all the skeptics who doubt that he and Darren McFadden can erase two seasons of injury and ineffectiveness. "Everybody can say what they want," Jones-Drew said Tuesday as the Raiders began a three-day mandatory minicamp. "Just don't be the same guy in a..." June 18

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    Fallon Smith @FallonSmithCSN

    Per source: Looks like Darren McFadden will sign/agree to Oakland's 1 year offer. #Raiders

  • Darren McFadden re-signs with Raiders

    Silver & Black Pride "According to reports, running back Darren McFadden has signed a 1-year, $4 million deal to stay in Oakland. In what is really the first surprising move of the day (if you had been paying attention for the past week), the Oakland Raiders have reportedly re-signed Darren McFadden to a 1-year..." March 11

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    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.

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    Paul Gutierrez @PGutierrezESPN

    #Raiders GM McKenzie also says he wants to re-sign Jennings, Veldheer, Houston and Woodson. Thinks McFadden will test the FA market

  • A fit for McFadden with Jackson in Cincy?

    ESPN "Truly, over the course of Darren McFadden's star-crossed six-year career with the Oakland Raiders, the only coach to get consistent production out of the running back was Hue Jackson. And it began with Jackson simply asking McFadden what kind of plays he liked to run upon Jackson's arrival as..." January 13

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    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    McFadden is practicing again this week. Looks like another fully healthy practice. #Radiers

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    #Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) practiced for a third straight day and is officially listed as probable

  • Raiders' Darren McFadden likely to play Sunday

    Oakland Tribune "Darren McFadden was found Wednesday in the last place most Raiders fans would have expected. On the practice field. Sufficiently recovered from an ankle injury, McFadden is expected to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. "That's the direction we're looking at..." December 19

  • Raiders Darren McFadden is an IR candidate

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders might end Darren McFadden’s season early. The same can be said for his tenure with the team. The veteran running back was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and coach Dennis Allen admitted Friday that injured reserve is a realistic option for the hobbled..." December 14

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    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    Darren McFadden's ankle injury worse than expected. Coach Allen on Friday thought McFadden could handle full workload vs. Jets. He's out now

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    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    Darren McFadden's ankle injury worse than expected. Coach Allen on Friday thought McFadden could handle full workload vs. Jets. He's out now

  • Raiders' Darren McFadden will return to face Cowboys

    ESPN "As expected, Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will play on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys for the first time since aggravating his strained right hamstring on Nov. 3. It sets up an intriguing situation for Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson, with Rashad Jennings excelling..." November 28

  • Darren McFadden may return to Raiders backfield vs. Cowboys

    Oakland Tribune "Raiders running back Darren McFadden was taking reps in practice and looking as if he'll be ready to play Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys. The question is how much McFadden will play based on the production of Rashad Jennings in his absence. McFadden sustained his latest hamstring injury..." November 27

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    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    Greg Olson said Raiders intend to roll with "the hot hand" in Rashad Jennings at running back. Darren McFadden will get his touches, though.

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    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    McFadden working today as well. In line to play Thursday. They wouldn't put him out if he wasn't ready. Been working on side for a week

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    #Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) was just on field running today. Allen will see how that went in regards to his status for Thursday

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    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    #Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he isn't sure where RB Darren McFadden stands in rehab from a hamstring injury. He'll know more Wednesday.

  • Will Jennings cut into McFadden's carries?

    CSN Bay Area "Darren McFadden’s load might be lighter when he’s healthy again. The Raiders will run at the same rate, but they might call Rashad Jennings’ number instead. The veteran backup had another productive day playing for McFadden, totaling over 100 yards of offense in a 24-20 road loss to the New..." November 11

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    Pryor at practice; no sign of McFadden (hamstring). McCants watching in a walking boot. #Raiders

  • McFadden hopes to get on track versus Pittsburgh

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders running back Darren McFadden has exceeded 52 rushing yards once this season. The outlier came in Week 2, when he had 129 yards on 19 carries. His high output came against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the bingo equivalent of a free space. He has 267 yards and two touchdowns over 69..." October 26

  • McFadden, Jennings active vs. Chiefs

    CSN Bay Area "Darren McFadden is good to go. Rashad Jennings is too. The Raiders will have a full complement of running backs for Sunday morning's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. McFadden and Jennings were listed as questionable on the team's injury report but coach Dennis Allen expressed optimism..." October 13

  • McFadden casts further doubt over playing status

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders running back Darren McFadden is officially listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report. That might be a shade optimistic. While he missed a week’s practice with a hamstring injury suffered in the Washington loss that’s not what shrouds his playing status for Sunday against San Diego..." October 05

  • Darren McFadden not at Oakland Raiders practice Wednesday

    Contra Costa Times "Running back Darren McFadden was conspicuous by his absence Wednesday during the media window as the Raiders began preparations to face the San Diego Chargers. McFadden who departed in the second quarter of a 24-14 loss to Washington with a hamstring strain was neither on the field nor working..." October 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Sounds like #Raiders RB Darren McFadden's hamstring injury isn't a major one. We'll see about this Sunday but he avoided serious injury

  • McFadden wants to re-sign, but Raiders haven't reached out

    CSN Bay Area "Darren McFadden’s contract expires at season’s end. After that the Raiders' star running back is free to sign with anyone he chooses. If McFadden produces to his capability that could mean big bucks on the open market. McFadden isn’t interested in all that. He wants to stay put. “I love..." August 28

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    Dennis Allen was asked if RB Darren McFadden (shoulder) will play in the season-opener. "Absolutely." How about Thursday? "Don't know yet."

  • Raiders hold out Darren McFadden with shoulder injury

    NFL.com "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..." August 24

  • Raiders' McFadden eager for season

    San Francisco Chronicle "He is the last man standing. Darren McFadden is the Raiders' only first-round pick since 2001 remaining after general manager Reggie McKenzie crossed out most of last season's 4-12 roster. Cornerback Michael Huff, receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and linebacker Rolando McClain were all cut, and..." April 07

  • Big plans for McFadden, Reece in Raiders new offense

    Silver & Black Pride "Greg Olson knows how to use his weapons at the running back position. His former teams had the likes of Maurice Jones-Drew, LaGarrette Blount, and Stephen Jackson. Now he has two weapons in Oakland in the form of Darren McFadden and Marcel Reece and he intends to utilize both of them to their..." February 14

  • Could McFadden, Pryor bring out the Wildcat in Tony Sparano?

    Silver & Black Pride "Tony Sparano was once a head coach in the NFL a few years ago with the Dolphins. When he came on board, he took the 1-15 Dolphins and moved the hyphen to the right one number to make them an 11-5 club. He did it by baffling the rest of the NFL with the Wildcat. For those unfamiliar, the Wildcat..." February 14

  • Raiders will want to trade Darren McFadden, but will not and here is why

    Silver & Black Pride "The Oakland Raiders need to improve and they need to do so with expediency. After a decade of fielding horrific teams, the Raiders showed a lot of promise and got the Raider Nation excited with back to back 8-8 seasons. Clearly these were not great seasons, but after what the fan base had been..." February 14