ALAMEDA -- The Raiders welcomed Darren McFadden back to practice Wednesday, although it remains to be seen how much work he'll get in and whether he'll be able to have much of an impact when they host the Cleveland Browns.
Backup running back Mike Goodson was at practice as well, while defensive tackle Richard Seymour remains out with a hamstring strain.
McFadden and Goodson both sustained right high ankle sprains on Nov. 4, when the Raiders fell 42-32 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to begin their four-game losing streak.
In a conference call with Bay Area media, Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur said he was planning on seeing McFadden on the field.
"My understanding is that McFadden will be back, and
As team sessions began, practice was conducted in wind with a light rain that was expected to get heavier.
If McFadden is cleared to play Sunday, the Raiders would get back their leading rusher, although with 455 yards and a 3.3 yards per carry average, he is having a disappointing season.
Goodson had 111 yards on 17 carries at the time of his injury and 14 receptions for 173 yards.
During their absence, fullback Marcel Reece has gained 225 yards in three games and averaged 4.8 yards per carry. Reece is also Oakland's second-leading receiver with 41 receptions for 447 yards,
It's conceivable Reece has carved out a niche in the Raiders offense whether McFadden and Goodson play or not.
Their potential return would have the most impact on Jeremy Stewart, who has 16 carries for 55 yards and seven catches for 60 yards in a backup role and could wind up headed back to the practice squad.
-- The Raiders signed linebacker Jerrel Davis to the practice squad. He replaces linebacker Kaelin Burnett, who was promoted to the 53-man roster for the Cincinnati game.
-- Defensive end Jack Crawford, who has been active for three games this season, remains out with a toe injury.