Oakland Raiders: Looking at Position Battles After Preseason Week Two

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Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) before the game against the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

 Denaurius Moore Winning Them Over

As camp began, it appeared that the organization had it with Moore and pushed him to the roster bubble. The potential star just hadn’t been consistent enough or shown enough progress toward getting there since the new regime got there. And we already know that if you’re not the organizations guy, they will be less than patient with you while they’re more the patient with others.

This was evident early as first depth chart had Holmes as the No. 2 and Little as the No. 4 while Moore was on the bubble at No. 5. So Moore first squared off against Little and dropped him in Round 1 for a 10-8 round. Then in Round 2, (the practices) the fight was stopped as Little made drops while Moore made plays including a touchdown catch on the last play.

As a result last Friday, Moore was the No. 3 receiver—coming in with the ones on 3-receivers sets. Jones, who has taken the No. 2 spot as Holmes fell off, or No. 1 receiver Streater went into the slot last Friday. Now, while Moore focuses on Jones’ No. 2 spot, Butler is lurking as the Raiders’ leading receiver this preseason at the No. 4 spot.