ALAMEDA -- As expected, running back Darren McFadden has been ruled out of Sunday's sold-out home game against Denver with his sprained right foot.
McFadden was injured in Oakland's first series against Kansas City on Oct. 23 and was seen this week at the team facility still on crutches and wearing a walking boot. He entered that game as the NFL's leading rusher but after picking up just four yards on two carries in that eventual 28-0 loss, and with the Raiders having their bye week last week, he has slipped to No. 8 in the league.
With 614 yards on 113 carries, McFadden is averaging 5.4 yards per carry. He has missed at least three games in each of his first three seasons due to injury.
Michael Bush, who has 237 yards on 60 carries, will pick up the slack at running back, with rookie Taiwan Jones' workload sure to pick up as well. Jones has carried the ball five times for 30 yards.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have teamed up with the Oakland A’s to aid those affected by Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire. The Raiders have pledged to match up to $30,000 in contributions through the YouCaring.com page established by the A’s.
The Raiders will also observe a moment of silence in recognition of the victims and their families prior to tomorrow’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
To join the A’s and Raiders in making a donation, please visit: https://www.youcaring.com/oaklandfirevictimsfrom130531staveinoakland-706680#mlb-oakland
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The Patriots have placed Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, officially ending the injured tight end's season.
The Patriots have added running back D.J. Foster to the 53-man roster.
Gronkowski underwent surgery on his back Friday in Los Angeles. There was some hope he might be able to return if the Patriots reached the Super Bowl, but this move ends that.
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