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DHB warming up, Moore not doing much

By Steve Corkran
Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at 11:45 am in Oakland Raiders.

Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey appears to have made a remarkable recovery from the neck injury and concussion he suffered a week ago against the Minnesota Vikings.
So much so that Heyward-Bey is warming up on the field before today’s game against the Chicago Bears. That’s not what many would have projected after seeing Heyward-Bey motionless on the turf at the Metrodome after being hit in the back of the head by linebacker E.J. Henderson.
Based on what has taken place during warm-ups, it appears as if Heyward-Bey is going to play today. Good thing for the Raiders because they already are without starter Jacoby Ford and likely will be without fellow starter Denarius Moore, too.
Moore has been out on the field, but he isn’t doing much, and it appears as if he is going to be among the seven players inactive today.
The Raiders enter today’s game with a one-game lead over the Denver Broncos in the AFC West. That makes the Raiders fans of the San Diego Chargers today, in hopes the Chargers beat the Broncos.
The Raiders could extend their lead to two games with five to play if they take care of business against the Bears and the Chargers beat the Broncos.
Still waiting for kicker Sebastian Janikowski to warm up today. He no longer is on the injury report, which signifies that he is at or near 100 percent after struggling through a left hamstring injury the past month or so.
In other news, fullback Marcel Reece and tight end David Ausberry are taking reps at wide receiver during warm-ups. That’s another sign that Moore won’t be active and that coach Hue Jackson will be forced to be creative when it comes to keeping his regular wide receivers fresh throughout the game.

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  • Just Fire Baby

    Steve, we almost missed you.

    Almost.

  • lefty12

    Old news is better than new news,I guess

  • Raiders562

    About time

  • lefty12

    *than no news

  • BewareofRaiders

    LETS GOOOOO RAIDERS!!!!!

  • TheToozFan55

    RAIDERS!!!!!!!

    Raiders – 17
    Bears – 10

    Don’t know if anyone noticed Nick Miller ran a kickoff back for a TD for the RAms this a.m. Jeez, i don’t remember him gaining a yard for the raiders in that situation.

  • lefty12

    I wonder if complaining to Becker would do any good.Corkran is pathetic,nice beat writer but totally lacking in running this blog.

  • Thec07

    Thec07 Says:
    November 25th, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    Its agreat thing we have solid depth at WR. I look for big games from our Wr’s…

    Also look for us to run some 2 TE formations…

    Meyers, Bosss, and Reece will get plenty of consideration…

    Ausberry knows 85% of the WR playbook, he may even get some run…

  • TheToozFan55

    O-line has to step up! Protect our QB!

    Yeah, baby, Beanie Wells coming up big for me in my fantasy football.

  • lefty12

    Cincy is 6-4 and in the hunt in their division and their stadium is more than 1/2 empty,yet people hate on Palmer for wanting out of that organization.Unbelievable.

  • joker94583

    Duh! Ausberry taking snaps at WR. Finally Hue has a clue. Maybe he has been reading this blog.

  • Raiders562

    M. Leinart of the Texans has been knocked out the game… We should be rooting for the jags

  • imaquaman

    did the refs call in sick or what ?its hard to believe .
    where there any pi calls?i dont remember any.
    and no roughing the passer calls?
    that was the kind of game that has gone the other way many many times due to the 12th man,not that there is a conspiracy or anything,,,,,or is there?nnaahh just my imagination