Darren McFadden isn’t expected to play this afternoon against the Cleveland Browns as the Raiders protect their recently recovered running back from the expected sloppy playing conditions.
After optimism he would play this week, Raiders RB Darren McFadden unlikely to play today vs Cleveland.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2012
McFadden has missed the Raiders’ last three games with an ankle injury, and he was listed this week as a game-time decision. In his absence Marcel Reece, who will start today, has recorded 225 rushing yards rushing and 175 receiving yards.
Reece will be up against a Browns defense that allows 118.4 yards per game on the ground, good for 19th overall in the NFL.