The Cincinnati Bengals should run from Darren McFadden

McFadden could become a gimpy Bengal.

The Contra Costa Times’ Steve Corkran believes fragile running back Darren McFadden is “destined” to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent this offseason.

McFadden, who battled a balky hamstring in 2013, carried the pigskin 114 times for 379 yards and five touchdowns over 10 games.

Able to complete the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds, DMC also caught 17 passes for 108 yards.

Oakland finished in the basement of the AFC West and fielded the league’s 24th ranked offense.

A healthy McFadden is talented enough that he could have helped the Raiders remain more competitive.

Unfortunately, in the final season of a six-year deal worth $60.1 million, McFadden’s a human chandelier.

Cincinnati promoted Hue Jackson to offensive coordinator to replace Jay Gruden on Thursday.

Jackson coached the Raiders in 2011 and the 26-year-old McFadden thrived under his leadership.

Hence, Corkran predicts the former barroom brawler will land in “The Queen City” as an upgrade over BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Football is a collision sport and it’s unfair to criticize a player for getting injured.

Still, considering McFadden’s history, Jackson may need to ignore the brittle runner when he becomes available in March.

Darren McFadden had another unimpressive autumn and he would be “destined” to hobble as a Bengal.

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