Aug 28, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) looks to catch a pass from quarterback Derek Carr (4, not pictured) during the first quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Denarius Moore cracks Oakland Raiders roster

During the offseason, there was plenty of speculation that the Oakland Raiders would trade Denarius Moore for a mid-round pick, as the wide receiver was rumored to have fallen out of favor with the Raiders coaching staff. He entered training camp on the roster bubble, but it looks like he’ll exit the month of August on the Raiders 53-man roster, as he improved throughout the month and worked himself up back to the No. 3 receiver role behind free agent signing James Jones and the locked in Rod Streater.

ESPN’s Adam Caplan was informed by Moore’s representatives Allegiant Athletic Agency that the Raiders WR has indeed made the final roster, and it’s a move that isn’t a surprising one after his steady climb back up in the offseason. He showed off his ability to make plays downfield  by nabbing a pair of passes for nearly 50 yards against the Green Bay Packers, and he averaged over 15 yards per reception last season.

Moore should still be aware of Andre Holmes behind him, because even though Moore’s rise coincided with Holmes’s fall, the No. 4 wideout is still a talented player. A huge reason why most of us would like to see Derek Carr start (you know, among the many reasons why, including the fact that Carr is an exceptional talent) is because his insane arm strength suits deep threats Streater and Moore perfectly.

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