It’s too early to hit the panic button but Dennis Allen has got to have some serious concerns over the health of Denarius Moore. Yet to participate in practice since camp opened Moore has been on the mend going all the way back to the final OTA of the offseason.
Hamstring injuries can be tricky for sure. Even if it’s just a minor discomfort and not an actual tear taking the cautious approach is always the best method. Perhaps that is all that’s going on with Moore and the Raiders. For all we know the sore hammy is just that and nothing more.
However it’s not like we’re talking about something that flared up during drills in camp. This issue goes back almost two months and still Moore isn’t looking any closer to competing.
We’ve seen this exact situation unfold in recent years. In each case it usually lingers well into the season. Last year both Louis Murphy and Chris Johnson saw their final seasons in Silver and Black cut short due hamstring issues. In both instances a surgical procedure was necessary. Could the same be in store for Moore? Let’s hope not.
The last thing we need is for history to repeat itself with regards to Raider receivers being unable to follow up their breakout rookie seasons. Jacoby Ford burst onto the scene as a surprising rookie only to see his sophomore season affected by injury. If that’s what is in the cards for Moore then Rod Streater and Juron Criner had better be prepared to step up on opening night as it is a real possibility that Moore will be in street clothes when the season begins.