Raiders likely without Moore and McFadden

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If Raiders rookie quarterback Matt McGloin is going to build on good start last week, h’ell have to do it without two of his best options.

According to Scott Bair of, neither running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) nor wide receiver Denarius Moore (shoulder) were at practice Friday, and aren’t expected to play Sunday against the Titans.

Losing Moore’s a tough position to put McGloin in, as the Raiders lack depth at the position. Other than the other starter, Rod Streater, no other wideout on the roster has more than 10 catches.

Andre Holmes will have a chance to play a bigger role, after returning from a four-game PED suspension. They might need him all year, as Moore’s shoulder problem could linger the rest of the season.

25 responses to “Raiders likely without Moore and McFadden

  1. McFadden is probably gone. Moore should stay but not as our # 1 WR. We need to sign or draft a real #1 before next year, then Streater and Moore can fight it out for #2 and #3.

  2. Missing Moore does hurt. But time has come to stop considering McFadden’s status as a factor because he has obviously hit the wall physically and has not been a factor for a long time. Hyping him as a key player is inappropriate until or unless he proves he deserves it again. Meantime, the Raiders should use M. Reece more. His combination of size, speed, hands should be used to create mismatches.

  3. Being without DMAC is meaningless. Moore drops a lot of passes. This should give the Raiders the opportunity to get acquainted with that dude that wears #45 by the name of Reece. Get the ball to him in this game and quit wasting his talent.

  4. McFragile is out again? In other news, the sun rose this morning. All things considered, Rashad Jennings has done as much for this Raiders this year as has McFadden. Jennings rushed 150 yards in the last game. Even factoring out the 80 yard jailbreak, his record was 21 rushes for 70 yards. That’s less that the 4.0 average you want from a running back, but Jennings is steady. McFadden is boom or bust, mostly bust this season.

  5. McFadden like previously when he (injured foot)
    has shut it down for the year. No effort to play even slightly injured. He is a disappointment to the Raiders fans whom have supported him.
    Hate to compare him to his but look at Manning. A high ankle sprain, wrapped that sh!t up and took pain killers to get on that field. Dedication to his team not himself.

  6. I agree with everything jeremyk717 sez, except get rid of the word ‘probably’ in the first sentence.

    That dude has been gone just about the whole time he was here…..

  7. Dude we really need to cut DMC loose and not resign him after the season. I am so sick of him getting injured every freaking season. He’s a great guy and talented and all but we just cant count on him to stay healthy. Its ridiculous…

  8. If Andre Holmes and Streater are starting…

    What does that say about Jacoby Ford and Criner?

    Agree with Jeremy717k. (2nd post)

    We need a real #1.

    We have Money Next year…..

    But we have to be careful.

    We want Welker type Production & Value

    (im aware we dont have Manning, Just want someone who produces)


    Wallace type NO Production & Expensive.

  9. Moore is a good receiver and is valuable but the tight ends need to play a bigger game catching balls.

  10. I Watch the Raider games this year like a preview of next year. The Raiders are on the verge of something great, this off season will say a lot about Reggie Mckenzie and Dennis Allen. I think they both have “it” and it will show in time. They will win Superbowls, yeah,I said it.

  11. D mac needs to go. D Moore is good depth but he’s still young.Its not like he’s a primed vet but he has major potential. That catch he made in the Bills game was proof he can be great. Rod Streeter is the future.

  12. Let’s try this. Put McGloin in as qb in pistol with Terrelle Pryor as a back behind him. Not a fix, just a bandage to give opposing defenses a few fits trying to figure out how to deal with it. Pryor could run, pass or probably could swing out as receiver…Problem with it is not sure he can block a lick, so cannot stay with that formation often. It does allow McGloin to be in position to make those quick, timing passes that Pryor was not good at….and at same time, can hand or pitch to Pryor, who could run or pass……Just a gimmick, but a good one, probably more difficult to defense than a straight Wildcat…

  13. Who is this Darren McFadden that you are referring to? OH wait, he is that guy that is always on the sidelines holding that towel.

    For all of the moves that Reggie made this past off season the only one I hated was not trading McFadden for a six pack and a tri-tip sandwich.

  14. Moore has done nothing put drop balls and get injured all year. He’ll be back next year being that it’s the last year in his rookie contract. I like Homes; big body with speed and good hands. Coach Allen like that type of WR. I believe Allen would like to phase the smaller speed WR with no hands out sooner than later and give guys like Holmes, Streater, Butler and Criner shots. McFragile is as good as done in Ockalnd with the play of Jennings!

  15. At this point I’d be more amazed if McFadden actually played. If Moore can’t go so be it, it’ll give Brice Butler more reps which is good since I think he’s proving to be a better receiver.

  16. Worse case scenario is DMC as a UFA signs a big dollar deal next year, and we receive a 3rd rd compensatory pick, if not actually resign him for a heck of a lot less. Say what you want but if he has a hole he can run through it…he is just not a powere back…we use to have Michael Bush for that…Hue Jackson knew how to use that 1-2 combo, after all DMC led the league in rushing “until he got hurt” lol.

    As far as receivers in the draft as a few are saying above, we could go there in first rd, that or DE. As of now we would have a mid first rd, only WR worth taking high in 1st rd is Marquis Lee… if not wouldn’t mind us getting a TE in the 2nd rd as well. I am liking that kid out of Washington…he can block as well as go deep.

    We have to sign UFA Alex Mack this off season…bring him back to the east bay. Resign OLT , Velhdeer , and we would have OLG wiz , Mack at center, And then Bergstom (Icognito) and Watson on the right. Legit o-line.

    Go Raiders!

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