5:46pm: While McFadden’s contract could be worth up to the previously reported $4MM, Joel Corry of the National Football Post reports that it is mostly incentive based, and that $2.25MM is not likely to be earned (via Twitter).
4:34pm: The Raiders have re-signed McFadden to a one-year, $4MM contract, tweets Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com.
3:06pm: It appears likely that Darren McFadden will agree to re-sign with the Raiders on a one-year contract, reports Fallon Smith of CSNBayArea.com (via Twitter). It was reported earlier today that the team had extended an offer to the free-agent-to-be.
McFadden was rumored to be drawing “significant interest” in free agency, so if he returns to Oakland, it will be a bit of a surprise. Reports that surfaced following the end of the team’s season seemed to indicate that the Raiders were more interesting in retaining their other free agent back, Rashad Jennings. However, with Jennings drawing serious interest from the Giants, perhaps a one-year, prove-it deal could be in the best interests of both McFadden and the Raiders.