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At this point in Darren McFadden’s career, there should be no expectation of receiving a generous contract. McFadden is going to come cheap. This talented running back has never played a 16-game season since entering the NFL in 2008. Run DMC and injury have become synonymous with each other in Oakland, and he’s certainly worn out his welcome with the Silver and Black.
Concerns regarding his durability and diminishing skill sets are valid, but if you can acquire McFadden for cheap as a role player in a rotation, this running back could be able to provide a significant boost to a team's running game as a change-of-pace contributor.
Over the last two seasons, Run DMC has averaged an abysmal 3.3 yards per carry, and he has only surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark one time in his career.
The good news is that for his career McFadden has averaged 4.2 yards per carry, and he is only 26 years old.
It’s possible that a change of scenery could revitalize a career that has been significantly derailed due to a series of nagging injuries.
Ryan Riddle is a former NFL player and currently writes for Bleacher Report.
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