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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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  • RealTruRaider

    Just give Shaw whatever he wants

  • The_Judge37

    There is no brightside. The reason he lost out in Preseaon is because they found that out. In terms of our endless bickering, who cares.

  • 10centsworth

    Neat thing also. Also cuts off the feeders, under his “wisdom”.

  • PlunkforHOF

    I’ll be fvckin bummed if the Deuce is out for the Squealers.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    You always take the points.

  • 10centsworth

    Go right from your nic>>>>>>should show a – and a flag. the “-” is collapse.

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

    So I am guessing that you are not a Raider fan? You only come to watch one player?

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    YEH.THAT BOTHERS ME ABOUT THE STEELER GAME COMING UP ALSO.JUST HATE SEE’N OPPONENTS COLORS IN OUR YARD..

  • loyal

    What do we do with Flynn (besides kill him). Really, what are the options?

  • Thec

    GO has to step his game up and design a real winning formula for offense.

    Disc are playing good on O, D can be exploited.

  • JOn Wooah

    WOW i just listening to this epic interview on 95.7 the game from some celebrity FAN.. BRADLEY GILBERT… he hit it right on the MONEY. Yes he stated the obvious how much FLYNN was trash and horrible. That was a given.

    But he said we all could agree on. WE NEED A REAL Head COACH, DA is 5-15 now just like Visor KIFFIN.. when is Mark gonna pay real money for a HC, and stop getting these lame assistants. Everyone should hear it, i’ll link it when it comes on the 95.7 the game website. He even Said BILLY BEANE could turn round the raiders faster then Reggie. I might agree with that.

    No reason why the Raiders should have this many seasons with the L’s

  • marks hair

    we are 1-3 cause flynn lost against the easiest team we will face all year..

  • 10centsworth

    Their nic will still show up…but comment collapsed. There are two I use this on and I SMILE every time I just see their names. SMILE.

  • Follow The B@uceman

    This si the new NFL….with all the sceuirty to protect them this will happen in most venues

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

    When I go to the games I go to watch this team called the Oakland Raiders. Not individual players.

  • JOn Wooah

    Bradley Girlbert was talking if u want a real HC.. u need to offer guys like shaw 5 yrs 25 million at least. U get what u pay for.

  • JOn Wooah

    Everything flows off of the starting Qb, and like Gilbert said.. PRYOR is the only guy that gives this terrible Raider team HOPE. I’d agree.

  • Follow The B@uceman

    666….ppl tired of guys like Flynn….were ppl wrong that he gave us no shot to win? Depressing to see it

  • TP2: the truth

    Once apon a time rivals were scared to wear their team colors in the O…

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

    I had to sit through the Jeff George era!

    Yes it was depressing but I am still here!

  • RealTruRaider

    I just posted A lil bit ago to give Shaw whatever he wants

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Yeah, seconded. A good player.

  • R8erEduc8er

    DA’s way of saying “fugg it”…

  • TP2: the truth

    True story

  • The_Judge37

    Much like Kiffin’s 76 yard FG attempt

  • Follow The B@uceman

    yawwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnto this crap…people go to see Raiders win not to embarrass themselves…flynn is an embarrassment

  • R8erEduc8er

    Good question. He and Rivera should be the starting TEs, now and for the next 3+ years.

  • 10centsworth

    I used to watch the Raiderettes too, back in the day. But that is when they LOVED to party, you know, before the PC crowd took over. The Princess is gone so maybe we can see MORE RAIDER ATTITUDE.

  • gurneyhallack

    Flynn should be traded for a conditional pick if possible if not give him his outright release. He will never be a legitimate starter for this or any other football team and therefore does not deserve any minutes with our Raiders. If Pryor can’t go, then the football should be given to McGloin. I just don’t see any logic with Flynn on this team. If Freeman is available then pick him up for a league minimum and have him duke it out with Mcgloin and Wilson. DUMP FLYNN NOW!!

  • marks hair

    bush league is the descriptor for Títs and fatty so far..

  • aig

    Cant wait to see TP back in the saddle this Sunday. The Flynn experiment is OVER. At worst, i get to see McGloin.

  • Follow The B@uceman

    Save me your damn rah rah speeches about we are the Raiders and I go to root for Raiders garbage…ppl go to see Raiders win and with Flynn they cant win because Flynn lacks talent and confidence!

  • The_Judge37

    I agree Flynn should be traded for a conditional pick. 5th round pick, if he gets any playing time what so ever, we’ll throw in a 4th.

  • aig

    Nobody is trading for Flynn after yesterday’s game. NOBODY.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Rivera should get more looks, just so we can see his sister when he scores..

  • 10centsworth

    Take a look at the Raider offensive line in the 70′s then picture them going up against the Steel Curtain. One of the main reasons the Raiders/Steelers games, back in the day, were the hot ticket in the country.
    Everyone watched.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Yep, good call

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

    So in your opinion its okay for people to not go to games when we are losing. I knew there were a lot of you guys because when we lose the stadium is empty….expect of course for guys like me who go anyways.

  • The_Judge37

    Oh yeah!

  • RealTruRaider

    Yes!!!

  • TP2: the truth

    Agreed

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    I HEAR U..A LOT OF US HAVE SIT THROUGH SOME TOUGH TIMES S&B666.WE KEEP HANGING IN..

  • The_Judge37

    I don’t think you got the joke.

  • Follow The B@uceman

    And I’m the biggest dmac supporter…sorry but time to go dude

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

    So we should stay at home when the QB we don’t like is playing and only show support when “our” guy is out there at QB?

  • Thec

    Youngstar, where the H was JFORD?

  • marks hair

    actually the time was last year when he had a modicum of trade value…

  • The_Judge37

    I go to the games to get irresponsably drunk with fellow raiders fans. I stay home when i want to actually watch the game.

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

    I made it through the Jeff George and Jamarcus Russell era. I think I can handle this crap!

  • 10centsworth

    hmmm, got a feeling there would have been a lot more grumbling if hadn’t. 4th and inches and as a Raider fan, in THAT situation, didn’t think we should go for it? Really?