If your thinking the Raiders are about ready to give up on Darius Heyward-Bey, guess again.
When the Raiders drafted Denarious Moore and David Ausberry, their wide receiver stable suddenly got a little more crowded.
In the past the Raider have kept receivers on the roster simply because they could contribute as return men on special teams if need be. Namely I am talking about Johnnie Lee Higgins and Nick Miller.
After drafting two potential return men in the draft the Raiders need for depth at returner has suddenly diminished. Receivers who were formerly able to get by on their potential as return men will now have to earn a spot on the roster by proving they are capable receivers.
For this reason expect the Raiders to carry less receivers on the active roster than they have in the past.
This isn't only for the return men, this applies to all of the receivers. With Demola Adenji, Shaun Bodiford, Jacoby Ford, Darius Heyward-Bey, Johnnie Lee Higgins, Nick Miller, Louis Murphy, Chaz Schilens and now Denarious Moore and David Ausberry all on the roster expect some cuts before the season starts.
-Johnnie Lee Higgins