At least the receivers are getting healthy, right?

October 3, 2012, 4:18 pm
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ALAMEDA -- A potentially positive byproduct of the Raiders' bye week?By the time Oakland emerges from its break next week to prepare for Atlanta, the Raiders wideouts should be at full strength. Both mentally and physically. Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced Tuesday for the first time since receiving a concussion and neck strain nine days earlier. Denarius Moore's right hamstring is as healthy as it's been since he strained it in June. Derek Hagan is caught up on the playbook. Rod Streater's poked eye is no longer an issue. Same with Juron Criner's right ankle."It definitely was a plus for us just to have the whole group out there healthy going into the bye week," said Hagan, who has caught 10 passes for 102 yards despite not being signed until Sept. 6, four days before the season opener."Thats the main thing going into the bye week -- you want everybody to be healthy and focusing on the job they have to do."The Raiders have the No. 13 passing game in the NFL, averaging 258.0 yards per game through the air. And now, with a week to get on the same page and health on the rise among the wideouts, the immediate future should be brighter.RELATED: NFL team-by-team stats
"Guys have been out and obviously me coming in after training camp, we all havent been on the same page at the right time," Hagan said, "but to have everybody back at the same time is obviously a benefit to us."