Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Feb. 20, 2014
The Oakland Raiders are reportedly scheduled to meet with running back Darren McFadden's camp on Saturday, according to NFL.com senior analyst 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.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 20, 2014
It has largely been believed that the Raiders are ready to move on from McFadden so it will be interesting to see how the meetings this weekend progress.
McFadden is coming off of a rough two-season stretch in which he only played in a total of 19 games while rushing for just 3.3 yards per carry.
In his six years with the Raiders, McFadden's best year came in 2010 when he played in 13 games and rushed for 1,157 rushing yards (5.2 yards per carry) and seven rushing touchdowns.
Injuries have plagued the 26-year-old running back as he has never played more than 13 games in a season during his six years in the NFL and with the Raiders. He is averaging just about 11 games a season.
It will be interesting to see what kind of money McFadden is asking for and whether or not the Raiders do decided to re-sign him. It seems that the Raiders' priority at running back would be Rashad Jennings, who replaced the injured McFadden and rushed for 733 rushing yards (4.5 yards per carry) and six rushing touchdowns.