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Running Backs

Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers.  (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Free Agency Scramble Begins

“The Raiders have more salary cap money than any other team, so they’re going to, in theory I guess, be able to get a lot more on the free agent market than any other team in the league,” Madden told the KCBS morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/11/2014

Darren McFadden’s 129 rush yards were his most since September 2011.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

McFadden, Jennings Return To Practice For Raiders

Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders despite being hampered by hamstring injuries.

10/09/2013

Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers runs for a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 26, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

49ers, Gore Renew Focus On Running Game

Wearing a gray San Francisco 49ers hoodie, soft-spoken running back Frank Gore walked around team headquarters with a familiar smile and strut Thursday.

10/03/2013

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Football Evolved: The Hurry-Up Offense And The Running Back

Coaches have admitted the league has shifted toward the pass-first offense. It’s even inherently written into the rules.

08/19/2013

Philadelphia Eagles v Seattle Seahawks

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Running Backs

Fantasy football owners want a workhorse running back who can carry an offense. Here are your top 10 options.

08/15/2012

John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: A Bad Draft For Running Backs

Despite the NFL’s continuing dispute with players, the NFL Draft is scheduled to go on as usual. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that there are several reasons running backs aren’t in high demand this year.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/06/2011

Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders runs the ball against Stephen Cooper #54 of the San Diego Chargers (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders Look To Restore Running Game Against Chargers

The one constant for the Oakland Raiders through the first nine games was the ability to run the ball no matter the outcome, the defense or the running back.

CBS San Francisco–12/02/2010