Now that the Oakland Raiders have made a few moves at wide receiver, acquiring former Green Bay Packers’ wideout James Jones and Greg Little, formally of the Cleveland Browns, they could shift their focus to dealing one of their own.
That could mean that Denarius Moore is on his way out of town. According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, Moore could be one of the players traded over the summer.
Plagued by inconsistency since flashing major playmaking ability in his rookie training camp, Moore appeared to fall out of favor with the Raiders’ coaching staff last season. Now that the team has signed James Jones and claimed Greg Little off waivers, tough cuts will have to be made in late August. Receiver-needy teams should be sniffing around on Moore as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. Unfortunately, two of the teams most in need of a deep threat (Chargers, Chiefs) are division rivals.
Wesseling lists the Carolina Panthers Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets and San Diego Chargers, who all have an obvious need at the position, as potential destinations for Moore. The New England Patriots, who could certainly use a player like Moore to stretch the field and help Tom Brady and Bill Belichick win a fourth Super Bowl.
Moore made 46 receptions for 695 yards and five touchdowns for the Raiders last season. The former Tennessee Volunteer has 130 career receptions for 2,054 yards and 17 touchdowns in his three-year career.