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Oakland Raiders: Can Denarius Moore Replace Jacoby Ford or Louis Murphy?
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With the second preseason game after a long break, the Raiders hope that their injury proneness doesn't escalate.

As of August 18th, several high value guys are sidelined for the foreseeable future:

  • WR Louis Murphy (Out for season opener—Hamstring)
  • CB Chris Johnson (Hamstring—Should be back for opener)
  • WR Jacoby Ford (Broken Hand)

In comes Denarius Moore to the picture. The rookie wideout has been wowing folks throughout the month with his domination over starting cornerback Stanford Routt during scrimmages. As Hue Jackson mentioned, it's not just one play. He dominates the entire practice.

Jacoby won't be gone long, but Louis Murphy's "procedures" scare me after Hue Jackson remained hush-hush on the topic. Chaz Schillens hasn't been healthy an entire season while in Oakland, so the idea of Moore getting reps in the season opener on Monday night seems inevitable.

In fact, if Moore doesn't see the field, people might actually be curious as to why.

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