Darren McFadden‘s agent will meet with the Raiders this Saturday at the scouting combine in Indianapolis to discuss his client’s free agency, reports Gil Brandt of NFL.com (via Twitter). The Raiders aren’t viewed as likely to re-sign McFadden for 2014, but it sounds like the team is at least open to discussing the possibility.
McFadden flashed superstar potential in the 2010 season, when he racked up 1157 rushing yards and 10 overall TDs while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. However, he has been plagued by injuries in recent years, playing in just 29 of Oakland’s 48 games over the last three seasons. After missing time in 2013 due to a hamstring issue, the former fourth overall pick lost his starting job to Rashad Jennings, who will also be eligible for free agency next month.
While injuries have prevented McFadden from achieving stardom, he’s still only 26 years old, and ranks alongside Maurice Jones-Drew as one of most intriguing running backs set to hit the open market. Since he’s unlikely to re-up with the Raiders prior to March 11, it will be interesting to see what sort of offers McFadden receives next month. The Bengals are among the teams expected to have interest.