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Raiders Wide Receivers - A BIG problem for 2008

Posted on: February 7, 2008 4:34 pm
In 2007 the Raiders got the following production out of their WRs:

Top 2 WR (Curry, Porter): 99 receptions for 1422 yards
Remaining WRs: 20 receptions for 254 yards

Some of that is the QBs, but only 20 receptions spread over 4 receivers says something about how poor the play at WR was. Porter has exercised an option to void the remainder of his contract and could be headed elsewhere (43% of receptions by a receiver departing with Porter or departed with Mike Williams, and UFA Tim Dwight accounts for 5%).

To say that the Raiders need help at WR is an understatement...
Category: NFL

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2008 10:23 am

Raiders Wide Receivers - A BIG problem for 2008

Ronald Curry is a quality #2 receiver being asked to be a #1.  I don't expect that to change any time soon...

Tim Dwight should be a priority resign as he showed that he could be a quality #3 receiver, without any off-season work with the organization.

Johnnie Lee Higgins was a rookie last year who didn't contribute much, but should be better prepared to contribute this year - hopefully as a deep threat.

Chris McFoy is a complete question mark, but I expect that he'll compete for a job in camp and if he doesn't make the team will be placed back on the practice squad.

All that said - most teams keep 5 or 6 receivers on their roster going into the season.  And I don't see 5 receivers of note...  the Raiders have a big need at the position, and could really use a 2nd round pick on the position, plus a free agent pickup to shore up corps (with the possibility of a second draft pick also being picked up later in the draft - like DEs Quintin Moses and Jay Richardson were picked up last year)

Since: Jan 5, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2008 11:10 pm

Raiders Wide Receivers - A BIG problem for 2008

The Raiders will upgrade at WR and the players remaining on the roster Curry, Dwight, Higgins,and McFoy whoever is kept will be given opportunities to produce, also the coaching experience of James Lofton is giong to bring results from the reciever position.

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