Oakland’s quick turnaround for their Thanksgiving showcase against the Dallas Cowboys likely has cost the team another week without their number one receiver as Denarius Moore has been reported as out for Thursday’s game against America’s Team.
The Raiders speedy wideout hurt himself making a catch in Oakland’s win over the Houston Texans, he missed the Silver and Black’s loss to the Titans on Sunday and likely did not have enough time to heal before Thursday. His loss means the Raiders will have to find other target’s to attack the Cowboys who are missing Sean Lee according to Pro Football Talk’s report.
Oakland will also be missing Kevin Burnett while the Cowboys will be missing Morris Clairborne among others tomorrow according to PFT:
Wide receiver Dwayne Harris and cornerback Morris Claiborne will join linebackers Justin Durant and Sean Lee on the sideline for Thursday’s game against the Raiders because of injuries in that area. Durant and Lee are missing their second straight game while the other two have not been able to bounce back quickly from injuries they suffered (or aggravated, in Claiborne’s case) against the Giants.
Tight end Gavin Escobar also has a hamstring issue, but he’ll be a game-time decision. Linebacker DeVonte Holloman is out for the second straight week with a neck injury.
On the Oakland side, there isn’t one dominant injury affecting the team but four players have been ruled out for the contest. Wide receiver Denarius Moore(shoulder), safety Tyvon Branch (ankle), linebacker Kevin Burnett (quad) and defensive end Jason Hunter (foot) will all miss the game. Tight end Mychal Rivera and cornerback Mike Jenkins are both questionable because of concussions.
Running back Darren McFadden is questionable with a hamstring injury of his own, but he’s expected to play albeit in a limited role behind Rashad Jennings.
In other news Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer was activated this afternoon, the team waived third string quarterback Tyler Wilson to make room for the Raiders former starting LT who will be assumed to be taking a lot of snaps at his former position tomorrow. As read in the PFT report, no word on McFadden’s status has been made, but all signs point towards DMC sharing snaps with Jennings.