NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden
will miss the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys with a
sore left hamstring.
McFadden injured the hamstring in the first practice last
Saturday and has sat out practice since. He says he wants to make
sure he's completely healthy before returning to the field so the
injury doesn't linger all season.
McFadden has been plagued by various injuries since being
drafted fourth overall in 2008. He has run for 856 yards in 25
The Raiders also are expected to be without receivers Chaz
Schilens, Jacoby Ford and Paul Hubbard, quarterbacks Bruce
Gradkowski and Charlie Frye, fullback Luke Lawton, and defensive