Raiders' McFadden has fractured orbital bone


Raiders' McFadden has fractured orbital bone

Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comNAPA -- Raiders running back Darren McFadden, coming off a renaissance season in 2010, has suffered a fracture to his orbital bone and will be out "a couple of weeks," according to coach Hue Jackson.GUTIERREZ: Raiders scrambling to get under cap
"It's interesting because last year he was out a couple weeks and it was a hamstring," Jackson said following Thursday's practice. "Just little things here and there, and he'll be fine. We'll get him back out here and keep on rolling."Jackson said he was not sure when McFadden suffered the injury. But during Wednesday's drills, McFadden absolutely blew up linebacker Quentin Groves on a blitz pick-up drill. And after the block, a shaken McFadden took his helmet off and did not return to practice.

Still, after that practice, McFadden walked by reporters from the field house to the hotel and while he appeared woozy, there was no visible swelling or discoloration around either eye.According to, "an individual may return to heavy work 3 weeks after the injury if surgery is not required. If there has been surgical repair, heavy work is usually contraindicated until at least 3 weeks after surgery. In some cases, numbness of the cheek can persist after surgery."Jackson referred to it as "a little small fracture of his orbit. So he'll be out a couple weeks."Last season, his first season with Jackson as the Raiders' play-caller, McFadden rushed for 1,157 yards (he had a combined 856 yards his first two years in the league) and seven touchdowns while catching 47 passes for 507 yards and three scores.His 5.2 yards-per-carry average was second in the AFC among backs with at least 220 carries. He also missed three games with hamstring and foot injuries."He got snubbed in the Pro Bowl last year, I feel," quarterback Jason Campbell said Wednesday. "The guy, he runs with so much power, so much speed, and he practices the same way he plays. And that's something special to have as a quarterback. Because if you build that timing with him at practice, in a game it's the same way."He doesn't do anything different, he just continues to work hard and you can respect that. Definitely looking for him to do the same thing he did last year, if not more."Next man up? Well, Michael Bush has still not signed his tender offer from the Raiders -- if the Raiders give him a notice on Aug. 15, he has until Aug. 19 before he's considered a hold-out -- and rookie Taiwan Jones is sidelined with a lower body injury, as is Michael Bennett. Louis Rankin and Rock Cartwright had the most reps on Thursday.

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.