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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Darren McFadden is generating "significant interest."

It's not a surprise. For all McFadden's struggles and injuries, he's still a freakish physical talent. McFadden's stiff, upright running style has made him a no-go as a lead runner, but he could still be a difference maker as a change-of-pace back. He's one of the only free agent running backs with any special qualities.

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An agent at the Scouting Combine told NFL.com that free agent Darren McFadden isn't expected to sign with the Bengals.

If OC Hue Jackson and the Bengals aren't interested in McFadden, then he could really struggle in free agency. DMC simply can't be trusted to stay healthy and is purely a north-south runner who struggles to avoid taking unnecessary hits. He still has plenty of intrigue but lacks patience and lateral agility. It might be best for McFadden to take a one-year deal and play 16 games.

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CSN Bay Area expects Darren McFadden to walk in free agency unless his market "bottoms out."

A source tells reporter Scott Bair the Raiders are only interested in McFadden "at the right price," and that price is dirt cheap. DMC should generate just enough interest that he won't have to come crawling back to the Raiders. He still has upside if utilized correctly. The Raiders made a mess of DMC's usage after coach Hue Jackson was fired.

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The player rep for free agent Darren McFadden will meet with the Raiders Saturday.

We wouldn't expect talks to get very far. The frustratingly talented McFadden has missed 19 games over the last three seasons, averaged 3.29 YPC over the last two years and fell behind Rashad Jennings on the depth chart last season. The Raiders are fully expected to let McFadden hit the open market, where old friend Hue Jackson -- now the offensive coordinator of the Bengals -- could make an offer.

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Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie confirmed he expects RB Darren McFadden to test free agency.

McFadden is coming off another injury-marred season, finishing with just 114 carries, 379 yards, and five touchdowns over 10 games. He isn't going to be back with the Raiders and will likely have to reestablish his value on a one-year deal this offseason. The Bengals have been linked as a possible landing spot for McFadden under new OC Hue Jackson, while the Browns, Falcons, and Giants also figure to be in the market for a committee running back.

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Bengals OC Hue Jackson suggested he will have interest in impending free agent Darren McFadden.

Jackson effectively built the Raiders' running game around McFadden in 2010 and 2011, leading to 336 carries for 1,771 yards (5.27 YPC) and 11 touchdowns during 20 games played across that span. DMC's market has been crushed by his ineffectiveness since Jackson left and an earned injury prone label, so perhaps the Bengals could add him to their backfield on the cheap. "You guys know how I feel about Darren McFadden; he's still one of my favorite players," Jackson said. "What a tremendous talent. But I really like my little guy Gio [Bernard]. He had a real good season. But I don't think you can ever have too many good backs."

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The Contra Costa Times' Steve Corkran believes free agent Darren McFadden is "destined" to sign with the Bengals.

McFadden turned in career-best numbers under new Bengals OC Hue Jackson in Oakland, and the Bengals may search for an offseason upgrade on BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who is owed $2.5 million in salary and bonuses. Spending on free agents isn't Cincinnati's style under penny-pinching owner Mike Brown, however. McFadden would likely have to settle for a cheap contract to reunite with Hue.

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Darren McFadden had seven carries for six yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Broncos.

He added three catches for 15 yards. McFadden saw more playing time than Rashad Jennings this week, but did little with his limited touches. He finishes another injury-marred season with just 114 carries for 379 yards and five touchdowns over 10 games. An impending unrestricted free agent, McFadden has likely played his last game with the Raiders. He'll likely have to reestablish his value on a one-year deal this offseason.

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Darren McFadden (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 17.

McFadden is good to go for what could be his final game in a Raiders uniform. It's possible Oakland will use Sunday as an opportunity to get one last long look at its erstwhile franchise running back, but more than likely, he'll continue to serve as Rashad Jennings' caddie.

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Darren McFadden had four carries for eight yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Chargers.

McFadden vultured a touchdown from Rashad Jennings in the second quarter, but was limited to just five touches. He didn't appear limited after missing the last two weeks with an ankle injury. McFadden will remain just a change-of-pace option behind Jennings in Week 17 against the Broncos.