Aug 12, 2014; Oxnard, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Brice Butler (12) is pursued by Dallas Cowboys safety Ryan Smith (33) at scrimmage against the Dallas Cowboys at River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Receiver Position Shaping up
We already know that Rod Streater is the No. 1, Andre Holmes is the No. 2 and James Jones is the No. 3 receiver. And after free agent Greg Little the No. 4 and 2012 5th-round pick Juron Criner the No. 5, no one was safe with the Raiders likely to keep just seven. That put speedsters Denarius Moore and Brice Butler in jeopardy at six and seven with some young, hungry youngsters trying to take their spots.
So they simply started to pick it up as they were leading receivers in the preseason opener against the Vikings. Meanwhile, Juron Criner has done little to nothing and he’s usually a good preseason receiver before falling of in the regular season. And Little, who was waived by the Cleveland Browns for dropping passes has not changed with his scenery.
In the joint practices, Moore and Butler have reportedly continued to make plays catching the ball all over the place. Meanwhile, Criner missed the action with a strained groin and Little, according to Jerry McDonald of Inside the Bay Are. com via Twitter, dropped a perfectly thrown fade-route. Something is wrong if Moore and Butler haven’t passed Criner and little by now with way things are going.