Delicate Raiders running back Darren McFadden won’t play against the Jets

McFadden has essentially been paid $60.1 million to sit.

Fragile Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden missed Thursday’s practice and won’t play this weekend against the Jets in the swamps of Jersey.

The 26-year-old McFadden reaggravated his balky hamstring on November 3 in a 49-20 blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and has barely performed since.

A longstanding gimp, McFadden’s carried the ball 103 times for 365 yards and four touchdowns over eight games.

DMC, who is able to complete the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds, has also caught 13 passes for 85 yards.

Sitting in the basement of the AFC West and fielding the league’s 27th ranked offense, a healthy McFadden is talented enough to help the Raiders (4-8) remain competitive.

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

Hence, Rashad Jennings will again substitute for the former barroom brawler on Sunday versus Gang Green.

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

Still, considering McFadden’s history, Reggie McKenzie and every other NFL general manager should ignore the brittle runner when he becomes a free agent in March.

Darren McFadden is having another unimpressive autumn and he deserves to lose millions of dollars in the springtime.

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