Raiders' McFadden to sit vs. Chargers, who won't have Floyd


Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden isn't expected to play Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers, according to team sources.

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McFadden, who has been dealing with a sprained foot that he suffered Oct. 23 against the Kansas City Chiefs, hasn't practiced with the Raiders while recovering and still couldn't run Monday.

McFadden didn't practice Tuesday, but in a conference call with San Diego reporters, Raiders coach Hue Jackson insisted he hasn't ruled out the running back against the AFC West rival Chargers.

Also missing a second consecutive practice for the Raiders were kicker Sebastian Janikowski (left hamstring), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (ankle), safety Michael Huff (ankle), cornerbacks Chris Johnson (groin, hamstring) and DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring), safety Michael Mitchell (ankle) and center Samson Satele (knee).

If McFadden can't play, Oakland will move forward with Michael Bush as its starter, with Taiwan Jones spelling him. Bush ran for 96 yards on 16 carries during Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Denver Broncos.

As for the Chargers, wide receiver Malcom Floyd will not play Thursday because of a hip injury, according to a league source, though running back Ryan Mathews remains on target to return from a groin injury.

Neither Floyd nor Mathews played in Sunday's 45-38 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

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