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November 16, 2011
McFadden makes progress, still not practicing

ALAMEDA - Darren McFadden made it out to the practice field today which constituted "huge" progress according to coach Hue Jackson even though McFadden did not actually practice.

"I (saw) Darren McFadden without a boot, standing out here with his teammates today for the first time in a long time," Jackson said. "So to me, that's huge progress. Again, to know exactly where that is, I'll walk in, see our medical people and find out exactly where he is."

McFadden has not played or practiced since spraining his right foot in the first quarter of the Raiders' Oct. 23 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Considering McFadden's progress is limited to his ability to stand and watch practice, it seems unlikely that he would play Sunday at Minnesota.

That's assuming McFadden doesn't surprise us all and get on the practice field tomorrow. Even then, Jackson has shown to be overly cautious and would probably sit McFadden another week.

Practice injury report

Did not practice: RB Darren McFadden (foot), WR Jacoby Ford (foot), FB Manase Tonga (knee), K Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring), DT Richard Seymour (ankle) CB Chris Johnson (groin, hamstring), QB Jason Campbell (broken collarbone).

Limited in practice: C Samson Satele (knee), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), S Matt Giordano (neck), S Michael Huff (ankle), S Mike Mitchell (ankle).

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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