ALAMEDA Ė Darren McFadden just finished up is introductory news conference.
But I was also able to chat with his agent, Ian Greengross, for a few minutes.
After the saga that was JaMarcus Russellís contract negotiations, itís necessary to at least have an introduction before the sides go into contract mode and stop talking to the media.
Greengross said heís never had a player in late, unless Amobi Okoye missing a meeting while the paperwork was completed with the Houston Texans last year constitutes a holdout.
ďThatís a time where you have two-a-days,Ē Greengross said of training camp. ďAnd go through all the specific stuff that need to learn for your position. At the same time, weíll try to work something out with the Raiders thatís fair. Fortunately for me and my history, all my guys have made it in on time. So I hope to keep that going. But itís a two-way street and hopefully weíll work it together so that he doesnít.Ē
Missing part of camp would be as tough on McFadden because he's a running back.
But with so many backs on the roster and Lane Kiffin's sometime unpredictable running back rotation, the sooner he's in, the better.