ALAMEDA -- Running back Darren McFadden is back on the practice field Wednesday and presumably could be available for what could be the final two games of his Raiders career.

Out the last two weeks with an ankle injury, McFadden is the Raiders third-leading rusher behind Rashad Jennings and Terrelle Pryor with 365 yards on 103 carries.

Inactive for six games, McFadden's last extensive use was on Oct. 27, when he gained 73 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns in a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Since then, McFadden has just 10 carries for 25 yards, missing three games with a hamstring injury, returning to carry 5 times for 13 yards against Dallas, and then missing two more with the ankle injury.

Oakland Raiders’ Darren McFadden (20) scores a touchdown against Pittsburgh Steelers’ Chris Carter (54) in the second quarter at the O.co
Oakland Raiders' Darren McFadden (20) scores a touchdown against Pittsburgh Steelers' Chris Carter (54) in the second quarter at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, October 27, 2013. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

McFadden's contract expires at the end of the season and he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Because of a lack of depth at the position, which also includes knee and ankle injuries to Jeremy Stewart, the Raiders have been using Taiwan Jones on offense.

Still missing from practice is defensive tackle Vance Walker, who missed the Chiefs game with concussion symptoms. Linebacker Miles Burris, injured against Kansas City, was also absent.

The Raiders announced the addition of three players to the practice squad -- linebacker Sam Montgomery, safety Kyle McCarthy and cornerback Johnny Adams.

Montgomery was a third-round draft pick out of LSU by Houston who was cut from the Texans for violating a team rule.


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Oakland Raiders’ Darren McFadden (20) runs against Philadelphia Eagles’ Earl Wolff (28) in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum in Oakland,
Oakland Raiders' Darren McFadden (20) runs against Philadelphia Eagles' Earl Wolff (28) in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)