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Holmes’ suspension ends, Raiders need to make roster move

By Steve Corkran
Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 12:17 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA — Wide receiver Andre Holmes’ four game suspension ended with the completion of the Raiders fourth game. Therefore, he’s good to go for the rest of the season.
Holmes arguably was the Raiders best receiver during training camp and exhibition games. Regardless, he has the ability and experience to add some juice to the receiving corps.
The question is, who’s reps does he take? Rod Streater, Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford and Brice Butler all played quite a bit against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Juron Criner was not activated for the fourth straight game.
It’s safe to assume that Holmes will get playing time. Moore has been the Raiders most productive receiver so far. Streater is the other starter, though he hasn’t been a huge factor this season.
That leaves Ford and Butler to surrender some playing time if the Raiders are to get Holmes involved in the offense.
Holmes gives the Raiders another deep threat, a receiver that can make plays in traffic and over smaller defenders. He showed that ability throughout camp and in exhibition games.
At some point, the Raiders need to make a roster move to accommodate Holmes on the 53-man, active roster. That shouldn’t be too difficult.
Though it’s easy to speculate and say Criner would be the logical choice, that’s not apt to happen. The Raiders haven’t given up on Criner. He just isn’t viewed as one of their four best receivers right now.
It makes far more sense for the Raiders to cut someone such as guard Lamar Mady.
Holmes hasn’t been allowed to practice with the Raiders since his suspension for violating of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs kicked in at the tail end of training camp. He likely will be at practice Wednesday.

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  • eastoaklandraider

    The_Judge37
    • 10 minutes ago

    Dr. Rob, even you dont believe yourself anymore. Your posts have lost all conviction. You’re just punch drunk now.
    ———–

    Dying a slow death.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Okay

  • JOn Wooah

    Vic
    Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    2m

    Allen may have realized he was little harsh on Matt Flynn. Started off saying, “Football is not about 1 person. We lost as a team”

  • JOn Wooah

    Lol now DA has to be like a High school coach and make sure the 6.5 million dollar Qb feeling are not hurt.

  • The_Judge37

    Maybe he’s realizing it all starts with HIM, not Flynn.

  • TP2: the truth

    Dudes sister is a dime

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Flynn was pretty bad yesterday but Boller was…………………

  • JonGrand

    Here’s a stat: Pryor is responsible for 78% of the 351 yards the Raiders averaged in their first 3 games. Yesterday, the Raiders didn’t even reach 300 yards.

  • Thec

    “win with flynn”

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    It’s just commonsense. Players don’t like it when any player is singled out.

  • Raideraholic

    Holmes is back, Now the season can get started.

  • SlashNHack

    You feed him and we’ll have thousands of slight variations of the same post ad nauseum ….then we get the loser bot again as well

  • Thec

    Lets move the focus to the disc

  • The_Judge37

    LOL

  • HGDaddy

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    Terrelle Pryor did ask 4 tinted visor for his helmet Sunday. Sounded off alarm in Allen’s mind as sensitivity 2 light is concussion symptom

  • Goldie7

    Superb story Cork, thanks a million. We needed upbeat news after that dismal and horrific game yesterday.

  • The_Judge37

    The Rashad Jenning fluff piece didn’t do it for you?

  • Jayhawk_Raider

    Will Holmes be any good now that he’s off the PED’s? Or will he be like Merriman, who was good until he got caught then he had to retire?

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    inonewordraider its good to see you here.

  • Scourge of the East

    Well, I’m outta here. School-work to do.

    Good night from the East Coast!

  • TP2: the truth

    So give the man a visor!!! Ysterdays showing was embarrassing

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Give the man a visor? So he can make the permanent brain damage worse?

  • TP2: the truth

    Dudes tall with good hands… even roids cant help that

  • The_Judge37

    What ever happened to Nick Kasa? Hurt, inactive, invisible?

  • The_Judge37

    Better him than me. Which is possible if we have to watch Flynn for one more week

  • Follow The B@uceman

    Reggie needs to go

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    what about DA?

  • loyal

    Can someone please comment on the 4th and 1 play. Maybe (maybe) Gruden would have gone for it with Zack Crockett. But that was a ridiculous call.

  • The_Judge37

    3rd and one play was even worse. But should’ve kicked the FG.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    L.C.GREENWOOD,PART OF ONE OF THE GREAT D-LINES EVER.R.I.P

  • Goldie7

    I may get a lot of disagreement; however, that is nothing new. Anyway, sometimes I wonder if Peyton Manning is using PEDs; after all, his head looks abnormal. Either Manning is using steroids or must be part Alien.

  • 10centsworth

    Now that’s funny…and true. Cleared medical, his free will. Yet again…I’m glad they sat him.

  • The_Judge37

    Chalk it up as another one of Dennis Allen’s 2nd year Rookie mistakes.

  • TP2: the truth

    Even if he was the nfl would cover for the golden boy

  • Goldie7

    Absolutely, it was a bright spot for a small moment; however, this news is even better.

  • Follow The B@uceman

    Did Reggie hire him? Bye

  • The_Judge37

    I wonder if D.A.Cup will stick to his mental terrorism and not let the Chargers know who will be his QB this week?

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    HEY B@UCE..

  • 10centsworth

    He’s worried everyone will get hep to the “collapse” button. He’s spent a lifetime talking to himself.

  • Cervantes74

    The most bush league move thus far in the NFL n 2013

  • Follow The B@uceman

    Sup my friend? Knew we had no shot yesterday…..and to see all the skins fans….yikes…many ppl sold their tix I heard thru week when they figured pryor may not play

  • loyal

    SO TIRED OF BEING BAD. M. Davis, we need Jimmy Johnson, Gruden, Cowher….. someone to give us hope. Open the wallet, do something.

  • Thec

    Concerned about TP’s noodle. Short term, and long term

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Damn fair-weather fans!

  • Thec

    just found it…wow, such great power…

  • SharksA’sRaiders

    There is a bright side to yesterday’s game: we now know unequivocally that Flynn is light-years worse than Pryor. Getting that out once and for all *should* end months of round and round bickering. Anybody who is still in the “give Flynn a chance” camp can go drink the sewage in the A’s clubhouse.

  • Cervantes74

    Possible HC Candidates…

    Kevin Summlin
    Jim Mora Jr

    Anyone else?

  • Cervantes74

    And what about preseason didn’t tell us this?

  • TP2: the truth

    Ill be there wk9 front row to see vick vs tp2.. if pryor isn’t playing for some reason. . Im selling my tix too!!

  • eastoaklandraider

    collaspe button?