The NFL free agent market will be open for business in just over 24 hours, but we have yet to see much interest in the running back market. It doesn't come as a huge surprise given how interchangeable running backs appear to be these days, but at least one rusher is getting some interest from around the league.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Darren McFadden is one of the few running backs generating "significant interest" during the NFL negotiation period.
McFadden isn't a running back that can carry the load for an offense, but he still has the ability to break a long run and be a solid change-of-pace back for any team that's looking for a spark in the backfield.
The Cincinnati Bengals appear to have dropped out of the McFadden race and the Oakland Raiders are only interested if they can get a discount, so the teams showing Schefter's reported "significant interest" have yet to be named.
It could just be some agent speak being fed into the news cycle, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see McFadden generate a more active market than some of the less dynamic rushers.
Some free-agent RBs not getting much play. But am told free-agent RB Darren McFadden has generated "significant interest." — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2014