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.
Moreau caught his lone target for 15 yards in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.
Moreau saw just one look from quarterback Derek Carr for a second consecutive week as the former was overshadowed by No. 1 tight end Darren Waller, who caught seven of nine targets for 100 yards. Moreau has only found the end zone once over the Raiders' past four contests heading into a Week 14 tilt against the Titans.
Moreau caught his lone target for three yards in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets.
Fellow tight end Darren Waller caught three of six targets for 41 yards as Moreau logged just 19 offensive snaps, while the entire Raiders offense was held in check during this blowout loss. A favorable matchup against the Chiefs awaits in Week 13, but Waller will continue to overshadow Moreau from a fantasy perspective.
Moreau caught two passes on as many targets for eight yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bengals.
Moreau added his fourth touchdown of the season on a short two-yard completion during the second quarter of Sunday's tilt, but the rookie tight end remains touchdown-dependent with 10 or less receiving yards in four consecutive games. He'll look to find the end zone again in Week 12 against the Jets, but fellow TE Darren Waller's prominent role is a significant barrier to Moreau's fantasy relevance.
Moreau caught one of his two targets for a three-yard touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Lions.
Moreau saw a deep target in the first quarter but couldn't reel it in. He wouldn't see the ball again until the second play of the fourth quarter when his catch in the end zone gave the Raiders a 24-17 lead. The rookie has managed just 14 catches on the season, but three have been scores. He has seen more than three targets just once this season yet will look to break that trend Week 10 against the Chargers.
Moreau caught one of his two targets for a 10-yard gain during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Houston.
After three consecutive games with multiple catches along with two touchdowns, Moreau took a step back against a so-so Texans defense Sunday. The rookie has been an OK No. 2 tight end for the Raiders but plays behind a stud in Darren Waller, who hogs a ton of targets. Moreau is not a safe bet Sunday, even against Detroit's bottom-ranked pass defense.
Moreau caught two of three targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Packers.
Moreau scored Oakland's first touchdown of the day on a 10-yard connection from quarterback Derek Carr, but fellow tight end Darren Waller would go on to rack up seven catches on eight targets for 126 yards and a pair of his own scores as he led the team in receiving by a wide margin. Moreau has logged at least 31 offensive snaps in three consecutive games, finding the end zone in two of those contests. With Tyrell Williams' (foot) absence potentially extending into Week 8, Moreau could continue to see additional opportunities in the passing game.
Moreau caught four of five targets for 46 yards during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.
With the Raiders' top two receivers out, Moreau led the team in receiving just one game after scoring his first career touchdown. The rookie appears to be gradually upping his game despite playing behind uber-athletic TE target Darren Waller. Moreau's usefulness Week 7 against a dangerous Packers pass defense is dependent on the health of Tyrell Williams (foot) and J.J. Nelson (knee).
Moreau caught all three of his targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts.
Moreau found the end zone less than six minutes into Sunday's contest when he snagged an 18-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr. The rookie may have notched the first points of his young career Week 4, but Moreau continues to be overshadowed by Darren Waller, who leads all tight ends with 33 receptions. Nonetheless, Moreau has been on the field for at least 31 offensive snaps in two of the Raiders' first four tilts.
Moreau gained one yard on one catch off two targets during Sunday's 34-14 loss to Minnesota.
Moreau returned to the action after going catchless in Week 2. Head coach John Gruden likes getting the ball to the tight end, but that has been concentrated toward revelation Darren Waller, who leads the team in targets, catches and yards through three weeks. Between a dominant TE1 and stingy Colts defense in Week 4, Moreau should not be on your radar.
Moreau registered one reception for eight yards during Saturday's 14-3 win against the Rams.
The fourth-round pick out of LSU committed a holding penalty that negated a positive rushing play, but moments later helped the offense rebound and move the chains by recording the first catch of his pro career. He was not heavily utilized in the passing game during his college days, but he showed route-running and pass-catching skills that foretell a potentially prosperous NFL career. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Moreau averaged 23 receptions for 275 yards and 2.5 touchdowns between his junior and senior seasons for the Tigers.
The Raiders selected Moreau in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 137th overall.
The LSU product lands in a fortuitous spot here as the Raiders badly needed to beef up their tight end group following the loss of Jared Cook. Moreau is short on production but long on potential. He never had more than 24 catches or 278 yards in any of his four collegiate seasons but he's an interesting athlete at 6-foot-4 1/8 and 253 pounds, with 4.66 speed and explosive jumps at the combine. He can block a fair bit too and his fit with the Raiders should lend itself to some opportunity early in his career.
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