The Oakland Raiders can’t rely on Darren McFadden

McFadden is incapable of staying healthy.

Raiders running back Darren McFadden was shelved in Sunday’s 49-20 blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Oakland.

The 26-year-old McFadden reaggravated his balky hamstring in the second quarter and didn’t return.

McFadden’s rushed for 352 yards and four touchdowns over seven games.

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

Oakland is sitting in the basement of the AFC West at 3-5 and fielding the league’s 26th ranked offense.

Not exactly brimming with weapons, the Raiders need McFadden on the gridiron to remain competitive.

Unfortunately, in the final season of a six-year deal worth $60.1 million, McFadden has proven to be a human chandelier.

Taken fourth overall out of Arkansas in 2008, Reggie McKenzie and every other NFL general manager should be hesitant to pursue the brittle runner as a free agent this March.

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

Regardless, having another unimpressive autumn, Darren McFadden deserves to lose millions of dollars in the springtime.

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