Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said Tuesday that Moreau is "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from the left knee injury he suffered in December, Jerry McDonald of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Moreau, who has been conducting his rehab at his college training facility in Baton Rouge, is expected to be back to full health or close to it by the time the Raiders open training camp. As a rookie last season, Moreau proved to be a quality backup to starting tight end Darren Waller, finishing with 21 grabs on 25 targets for 174 yards and five touchdowns. Moreau's snaps could become less consistent in his second year with the Raiders, however, as Las Vegas not only retained Waller but also brought in veteran Jason Witten this offseason to bolster the tight end room.
Moreau (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. The rookie fourth-round pick out of LSU made an immediate impact on the Raiders' offense. At the time of his injury, Moreau was tied with Tyrell Williams for the most receiving touchdowns on the team (five). Darren Waller will continue working as the team's No. 1 tight end moving forward, and Derek Carrier will bump into the No. 2 role. Coach Jon Gruden wasn't certain about Moreau's status for the 2020 season.
Moreau (knee) is ruled out for the rest of the season, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Moreau underwent an MRI on Monday after sustaining a knee injury during this past Sunday's loss to the Titans. The test confirmed ligament damage, so the rookie fourth-round pick will be shut down for the season. Bair also reported that Gruden is unsure about Moreau's status for 2020. Moreau has been a dependable red-zone option for Derek Carr, finishing the season with 21 catches for 174 yards and five touchdowns. Derek Carrier is expected to bump into the No. 2 role behind Darren Waller going forward.
Moreau is slated to undergo an MRI on Monday after injuring his knee in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Titans, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Caplan notes that the Raiders fear Moreau may have damaged his ACL against the Titans, but Oakland will await the results of the MRI before determining the tight end's availability for the Week 15 matchup with the Jaguars. Though he's played behind starter Darren Waller all season, Moreau has been one of the NFL's more productive rookie tight ends, hauling in 21 of 25 targets for 174 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games.
Moreau (knee) is ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Titans. Moreau was injured after making a catch in the third quarter and looked to be in considerable pain on the training table. The rookie fourth-round pick recorded three catches for 14 yards and a score before exiting the contest. Derek Carrier will bump into the No. 2 tight-end role behind Darren Waller for the time being.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/22||New Orleans Saints||8||6.12|
|3||09/27||@New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|5||10/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||7.32|
|7||10/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||7.63|
|9||11/08||@Los Angeles Chargers||11||6.25|
|11||11/23||Kansas City Chiefs||21||7.32|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||4||5.13|
|15||12/18||Los Angeles Chargers||11||6.25|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||25||21||174||5||14||8.29||47|