Roundup: Raiders RB McFadden to have more touches

Raiders coach Tom Cable told the Oakland Tribune that RB Darren McFadden will be key to the team’s plans this season.

Cable said he expects to put the ball in the hands of his second-year running back more often:

“When you look at us when we used him many ways, not just as a runner, but many ways, we were much, much better offensively,” said Cable. “So (the goal is) to expand on that role and make him a key part of what we’re trying to do.”

McFadden averaged only 11 touches per game as a rookie, though he was hampered by a toe injury.

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