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Jacoby Ford’s recovery timeline uncertain after breaking hand

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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.

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16 Responses to “Jacoby Ford’s recovery timeline uncertain after breaking hand”
  1. johnnycamparm says: Aug 2, 2011 9:32 AM

    cough,coughRandyMoss,cough…

  2. r8rsfan says: Aug 2, 2011 9:43 AM

    Jacoby Ford is a TD machine. Get well soon.

  3. p4hbiz says: Aug 2, 2011 9:49 AM

    Everytime he touches the ball it’s usually a TD.

  4. richm2256 says: Aug 2, 2011 9:52 AM

    A wide receiver broke his hand, you say, and the team can’t find a decent replacement for him????

    Hmmm…… who’s available today, I wonder?

  5. rundmc81 says: Aug 2, 2011 9:57 AM

    Randy Moss, puke puke.. If Chaz can stay healthy and JF can make a quick recovery then they should be fine. They also have Moore who is gonna be another diamond in the rough

  6. skoobyfl says: Aug 2, 2011 10:14 AM

    Send the Bills your best OT / 1st round pick & we’ll give you Lee Evans.

  7. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 2, 2011 10:14 AM

    Hope he is ready by the opener…would not be good for the offense or return game if he’s out for an extended period of time. Get well soon!

  8. rabidbillsfan says: Aug 2, 2011 10:31 AM

    @ Skoobyfl

    Stop, just stop. First, the Raiders don’t have a “best OT”, hence the pursuit of Gaither. Second, shipping Evans would mean the end of SJ. Evans presence is what helped open up Stevie, had he not of gotten hurt, Evans could have eclipsed 1000 yards. Why would we trade a true outside vertical threat without another one on the team? Evans has been a true professional for this team, he has endured some truely anemic seasons. Shipping him out would kill the locker room, and set Fitz, SJ, Roscoe, Nelson, Roosevelt, and the rest of the offense back. Bad move, don’t do it Chan.

  9. slickster35 says: Aug 2, 2011 10:44 AM

    Does it really matter when JC is out there flinging it around? They don’t have enough defense to overcome that fact.

  10. 1bigtex says: Aug 2, 2011 10:46 AM

    “Every time he touches the ball its usually a TD.”

    Really??? 7 TDs out of 88 touches. Math isn’t your strong suit is it?

  11. randysavage4ever says: Aug 2, 2011 10:51 AM

    johnnycamparm says: Aug 2, 2011 9:32 AM

    cough,coughRandyMoss,cough…

    _____________________

    READ THIS!!!!!!!!!

    randy wouldnt come here, Al wanted to place a waiver for him after getting cut with the Vikes last year, the Raiders were ahead of the Titans in the waiver wire, at the time the Raiders were 5-4 and in the hunt for the division, BUT RANDY DIDNT WANNA PLAY HERE….

    Jason Campbell’s agent is Joel Segal, same agent has Randy Moss, it’s as easy as Al calling up Joel and seeing if Randy would wanna come back, Al wouldnt take a player who did NOT want to be here and go thru all the drama again…Moss didnt wanna come here last year and he probably doesnt wanna come here this year,

    Look it up, Raiders 9ers and Pats all were in the bidding for Chad Ocho, so what tells us is the Raiders were looking for WR help, I’m sure they re-visited Moss again this year and pitched to him, better team then (’06′-obviously), mcfadden is deadly, Hue is a players coach, and Jason has the arm for the deep ball….join the Raiders, he probably said no… and wanted to play for top 5 team from last year, didnt happen, he retired…

    that said heyward-bey is hurt, chaz gets hurt (i pray he is healthy this year), we didnt get Ocho, ford is hurt, zach miller might go, johhnie Lee signed with Philly,

    Who is catching passes this year? – not names, i mean bodies, who is left?

    free agency dried up, only ops is…

    Braylon for cheap bc of his recent brawl, but he is asking for mad loot

    TO just got hurt according to Jason LaCanfora twitter

    TJ Hoosh has history with Hue maybe him

    but i dunno,

    WR help needed for the Raiders.

  12. zoxitic says: Aug 2, 2011 10:51 AM

    “For now, Chaz Schilens is healthy”

    That won’t last long.

  13. raiderinpa says: Aug 2, 2011 10:53 AM

    Ford will be back soon enough to smoke the opposing defenses yet again…

    Win, lose or tie…. RAIDERS til I DIE!!

  14. cmatt56 says: Aug 2, 2011 11:06 AM

    @rabidbillsfan

    You do realize Evans isn’t worth a first round pick, correct? Its a stupid trade idea because no one would give that up for him.

  15. blacktoothgrinn says: Aug 2, 2011 12:42 PM

    @randysavage4ever

    I believe Malcolm Floyd and Steve Smith (Giants) are both still available and solid players, that we should really be looking at.

    I think we drafted at least 3 WR, maybe one of them will step up.

    Getting Miller signed is priority #1 right now though, they CANNOT let the Seachickens get him

  16. radrntn says: Aug 2, 2011 1:15 PM

    we also have Nick Miller, and we drafted Denarius Moore as well this year….raiders have plenty of depth, and more importantly youth at WR . Murphy, DHB, or Schilens all could be #1 receivers if they continue to grow and develop.

    Raiders will have tough time cutting one of them, and tthat is why Johnnie Lee Higgins was let go…he never developed the way the raiders hoped.

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