The Raiders have agreed to terms with running back Darren McFadden, the fourth overall pick in April’s NFL Draft. The “San Francisco Chronicle” reports the deal is for six years and worth up to 60-million dollars with 26-million in guaranteed money. The team has scheduled a press conference this morning at 11 a.m. to officially announce the signing of the two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up.
In three seasons at the University of Arkansas, McFadden rushed for more than 2,300 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. The quick negotiating and signing of McFadden is in stark contrast to last year’s number one pick, quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Russell sat out the entire Raiders training camp and missed the first four games of the season while in a contract dispute.