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Oakland Raiders' Darren McFadden 'making cuts at full speed'

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The Oakland Raiders had high hopes for running back Darren McFadden when they drafted him in the first round in 2008, but the oft injured rusher has yet to play a full season and missed the final nine games of the 2011 campaign. Raiders running back coach Kelly Skipper, however, recently said that the way he's playing now "you would never know he got hurt."

McFadden suffered a Lisfranc injury in Week 7 and never returned, but he's already back to full speed in workouts.

"The thing about Darren is he didn't have any major surgeries, so he's able to come back here healthy and he's playing at a high level right now and it's offseason," Skipper told the San Francisco Chronicle. "He's making cuts at full speed, everything. There's no problem with that."

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said McFadden was able to go through all of the Raiders' drills during their first day of workouts.

Last season McFadden had 113 touches for four touchdowns and 614 yards. He also caught 19 passes for one touchdown and 154 yards before getting injured.

McFadden had his best year in 2010 -- in which he played 13 games -- when he rushed the ball 223 times for seven touchdowns and 1,157 yards, adding 47 catches for 507 yards with three touchdowns.

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