There’s no contact at minicamps, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any injuries.
The Raiders learned that lesson on Tuesday when starting receiver Denarius Moore went down with an injured hamstring during minicamp drills. According to Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com, Moore was able to leave the field under his own power but it still sounds like he’s going to be finished with formal practice until training camp gets underway.
“He’s going to be fine,” said coach Dennis Allen. “We’ll evaluate it. Usually those things take a couple of weeks or so (to heal) so we’ll see where he’s at.”
Moore flashed some big-play ability as a rookie after the Raiders made him a fifth-round pick in 2011. He caught 33 passes for 618 yards — an impressive 18.7 yards per catch — in 13 games last season. He missed three games with a foot injury and played through the shuffling of quarterbacks in Oakland which suggests a healthier, more stable season will lead to even better results for Moore.
As such, the Raiders would be wise to give Moore as much time as he needs to feel 100 percent before putting him back on the field.