Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford broke his hand last week in camp, with the Raiders initially saying he could be back in two weeks.
Subsequent reports said it might be more like 3-4 weeks, and now coach Hue Jackson will only say that he believes Ford will be ready for the season opener.
Losing Ford in training camp is a big blow because the Raiders are expecting him to take a big step forward this year. The Raiders also haven’t seen Darrius Heyward-Bey practice yet because of an undisclosed injury. (Shocker.)
For now, Chaz Schilens is healthy and Louis Murphy are lining up as starters. Oakland’s wideout depth is decent, but at times it feels like they have four No. 2/No. 3 receivers.
That’s one reason why they can’t afford to lose Zach Miller.