Wide receiver Denarius Moore is practicing today for the first time in more than a month. Therefore, it seems likely that he will play in the regular-season opener.
Moore has been sidelined since Aug. 4 with a hamstring injury. In addition to missing numerous practices, Moore sat out all four of Oakland’s exhibition games.
Coach Dennis Allen said there was a plan in place concerning Moore, who first injured his hamstring in an offseason practice. The plan, no doubt, was to give Moore as much time off as possible in an attempt to make sure he is as healthy as possible for the regular-season opener against the San Diego Chargers.
Moore’s return, coupled with the signing of veteran Derek Hagan today, gives the Raiders four healthy receivers for Monday’s game. Jacoby Ford still is out with a foot injury and rookie Juron Criner has been slowed by an ankle injury.
– Kicker Sebastian Janikowski returned to practice today after being excused Tuesday so that he could spend time with his wife and twin girls.
– Center Stefen Wisniewski is practicing today, as well. However, he worked with the second-team offense during the media-access period. Alex Parsons still is working with the first-team.
It remains unclear whether Wisniewski’s calf will be healthy enough for him to start Monday night.
– Hagan is wearing No. 10, though he might switch to No. 88. Stay tuned. He jumped right into the swing of things and looks as if he has been here awhile.