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

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders to trade Denarius Moore?


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.

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  • Don Andrew Halvorson

    Minnesota is also a potential landing spot. They don’t need a starter, but they need a player with a legitimate chance at making the roster because Simpson is suspended and the roster is only four deep with him.

    • James Schroeder

      they’re not going to trade Denarious Moore. It’s all B.S.

      • stucktrader

        So much young talent with the Raiders… can’t keep them all… might as well get a pick… than waive him for nothing…

  • powderBLUE801

    I think SD will be okay. We have M80 back and he will be healthy. Plus our 7th round pick Reese is going to make his case for the slot position against royal so our deep threats are looking better. We don’t need to pick this kid up IMO.

    • Robert Fairbanks

      How do you know Floyd will contribute with the mental part of the game still to come, OR if Reese makes the roster?

      • powderBLUE801

        No one knows for sure but I do have faith M80 will be back to full health and it might take a game or two for him mentally. Reese will make the roster for sure it might be on special teams as a returner or the back up to royal but he will make it. If not I will buy you season tickets on the 50 yard line. Lol

        • Robert Fairbanks

          If you mean in the View section, I have better seats on the forty in Plaza. I will write it down about Reese; we shall see.

          * My comment is purely about health and his future. Many former players wished they had retired sooner.

  • Bob

    Trade him! He is one of the last Al Davis scholarship picks. DMC being the last one.

  • berttheclock

    The reason he dropped into the 5th round (The Richard Sherman round) was his inconsistency at Tennessee. He has burned the Chiefs twice, once, in his rookie year with an over sixty yard bomb and the next year with another bomb. I don’t know why he has had problems with the Raiders with the exception of their trying to find a legitimate QB. Love to see him come to the Chiefs as Scott Pioli never even knew he existed when he chose both Stanzi and Gabe Miller over him.

    However, I still recall Gunther Cunningham falling out over Joe Horn because he didn’t like the way he worked out and had King Carl trade him to the Saints where he became a Pro Bowl wide out.

  • jonathan roach Robles

    Moore is better than little…they r not gonna trade more

    • stucktrader

      Will have to see how those rookies turn out… if they get a solid pick next year, no need to worry about not keeping Moore… they have so many talented WRs… would love to keep him though, but would hate to waive him for no pick…

      It’s kinda what has happened to the Lakers (i know different sport)… chance to trade Dwight, when it was obvious he didnt like playing for the Lakers… chance to trade Pau, when he most likely would go to an immediate contender… The Raiders better hope Little is not the mentally/off-field trouble that Nash is physically.

  • KloverJane

    There’s questions surrounding immaturity. To what degree is ultimately anyones guess.

  • J.Montanez87

    Keep More!

  • Raider Grant

    I want some Moore! Go Raiders

  • Low Gin

    the jets could use him #tradeformoore

    • Jimmy Conway

      Then you would have 2 of our receivers. Moore and Ford. I think we have seen the best of them. That’s all anyone will get.

      • Low Gin

        to be fair, i don’t see ford lining up as a receiver unless hill, evans, saunders, and nelson get hurt. moore would be a real receiver to line up as a legit deep threat that isn’t named stephen hill

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I’d gladly take him in Kansas City for the right price.

    • stucktrader

      price is higher for those in the same division.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I’m sure it will be, but I’d only offer them a 4th even with that in mind.

  • Lar Dog

    Dont trade him, unless he brings us Andre Johnson

  • C C

    Moore has always been a great #3 or #4 WR. Now he doesn’t have to pretend to be a #1. Why trade him?

  • C C

    They gave up a 6th round pick for a starting QB. What kind of pick could they get for Moore? How could that pick be worth more than Moore as a #4 WR? This article is unfounded and pointless speculation. But, that’s what we do, right?