Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; General view of an Oakland Raiders helmet on the field during the game against the Chicago Bears at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders facing wide receiver roster crunch

It wasn’t that long ago that the Oakland Raiders had one of the worst wide receiver corps in the league. But after a solid offseason, the Raiders, despite lacking a true No. 1 wideout have emerged with one of the deeper groups of wide receivers in the NFL.

In fact, the group has become overly talented and it’s possible the Raiders may be forced to cut a wideout with a relatively high ceiling, this according to CSN California.

Oakland usually keeps five wide receivers on their roster, though, may up that number to six this season in effort to retain some of their talented route runners.

We know free agent addition James Jones has a secure roster spot as does Rod Streater, who is coming off his first 1,000 yard season. In addition, Denarius Moore will be around as well despite his inconsistent play.

That leaves only two or three spots for Andre Holmes, Greg Little, Brice Butler and Juron Cutler – not including the handful of solid wideouts the Raiders brought in as undrafted free agents.

Needless to say, the Oakland front office is going to have a handful of difficult decisions to make in the coming months, though I’m sure they’re happy to make it given what they’ve dealt with in the past.

Tags: Oakland Raiders

  • Leatha Warlord

    Uh….Rod Streater had almost 900 yds receiving last season, not 1K. But thanks.

  • Chris Schroeder

    You meant Juron Criner right? Not sure who Juron Cutler is.

    • KloverJane

      Lol. And Juron is underrated. IMO

  • Gregg Brennan

    Guess the editors and proof-readers have all quit, as this was the most error-riddled article I’ve ever read on Fansided….and that’s saying something.

    • KloverJane

      It seems work takes a back seat, half assed finale. Sometimes things are just spit out before the holiday so people can get their drink on. Lol

  • Eric Kench

    Get rid of Criner and Butler and sign the UDFA wide receivers to the practice squad.