By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 3:50 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Denarius Moore missed practice Thursday with a shoulder injury for the second straight day, leaving open the possibility the Raiders will be without their leading receiver when they host the Tennessee Titans.
Moore leads the Raiders with 37 receptions for 569 yards in 10 games with a team-leading five touchdowns.
Also not on the field during the media window were running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) and starting defensive end Jason Hunter (foot).
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday Moore wouldn’t risk worsening the injury by playing.
“This is going to be something that he’s going to have to deal with as we finish out the season,’’ Allen said. “Whenever he can tolerate the pain and be able to push through it, then he’ll be back up. It’s not a surgery thing or anything like that.’’
– The Raiders have asked for an extension to Friday in order to sell enough tickets to declare a sellout and lift the local television blackout.
The Raiders have sold out their last seven games since their last blackout, which was last Dec. 2 against the Cleveland Browns.
– Moore, running back Darren McFadden (hamstring), defensive end Jason Hunter (foot) and safety Tyvon Branch (ankle) did not practice. Guard Mike Brisiel (ankle/knee), wide receiver Juron Criner (shoulder), Holmes (shoulder), linebacker Kaluka Maiava (ribs), tackle Matt McCants (toe), defensive tackle Daniel Muir (knee) and quarterback Terrelle Pryor (knee) were limited.
Allen said Pryor “moved around well’’ but there was no determination if he would be able to serve as the backup quarterback.
– Wide receiver Tim Brown and guard Steve Wisniewski were among 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brown was a finalist for the past four years. Wisniewski is a semifinalist for the first time.