With the first preseason game only days away the Raiders were looking a little thin at wide receiver. Both Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy are unlikely to play against Arizona on Thursday. Combine that with the loss of Johnnie Lee Higgins in free agency and there’s room for a possible roster spot at receiver in Oakland.
With that being said the Raiders brought in three new targets for the QBs as Chad Jackson, Derek Hagan and Shawn Bayes were all fitted for Silver and Black jerseys yesterday.
For Bayes this is his second time around with Oakland. The speedy receiver from Kent State was in Napa at this time last year. Jackson proves not everything Bill Belichick touches turns to gold. The former Florida Gator was a second round pick by the Pats back in ’06 yet has just 14 catches to his name during his pro career. Hagan is a big receiver with all kinds of natural ability yet the former Sun Devil suffers from inconsistency in the effort he puts forth day in and day out.
Figure to see all three of these guys on the field in some capacity on Thursday. Of course the receiver Raider Nation is eager to take a peek at the man making Heyward-Bey expendable. I’m speaking, naturally, of Denarius Moore.