Moore 'ready to rock' against Dolphins

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Moore 'ready to rock' against Dolphins

ALAMEDA -- Sitting Denarius Moore out of the Raiders' season opener against San Diego on Monday might turn out to be the best move of rookie coach Dennis Allen's nascent career.Especially with Jacoby Ford out for possibly the season having undergone Lisfranc surgery on Tuesday and Moore's balky right hamstring simply getting stronger with each practice, let alone getting into football shape.RELATED: Surgery for Ford
"In the grand scheme of things, youthink about it in the long run," Moore said Wednesday. "It is a long season, so you have to think about the season and not just one game, and thats what (Allen) was doing. And so I agree with him."Moore worked out on the field with the other inactive players and practice squad guys hours before opening kickoff. He was listed as "limited" in practice Wednesday.NEWS: Raiders injury report
"He looked like Denarius of old," said quarterback Carson Palmer. "He made a couple phenomenal catches. His burst was there last week, its just I think more conditioning, really, getting in practice. Theres a totally different type of shape. You can run wind sprints, you can get on the treadmill and on the bike and all those things."But he got a great week of practice in last week and probably couldve played, but it was a very smart move by the staff and the training guys to hold him out and let him really get his lungs right and get his game tempo, game speed right. And hes back this week. You can tell."Moore being healthy and ready to play would give the Raiders five receivers -- which is the number Allen wants active on gameday -- in Moore, Darius Heyward-Bey, Rod Streater, Juron Criner and Derek Hagan.But against San Diego, the Raiders only had four receivers active."We would have liked to have been in some three-wide sets, but numbers-wise we couldnt," Palmer said. "So what happened was Streater and Darrius Heyward(-Bey), they were just worn out. They were running deep routes and getting covered downfield because they were dropping the coverage, and a couple times just didnt have it in them, just because numbers-wise they didnt get any breaks. They never came off the field."So just getting another guy in the mix will save their legs a little bit and it definitely gives the defense somebody to prepare for."And the extra week of practice addressed not only Moore's conditioning, but pumped up his confidence as well."I think it helped out a whole bunch because the first day back my lungs were all the way gone," Moore said. "But now you can really tell the difference because Im able to stand up now instead of bending over all the time. Its a big difference."Im very excited. Im back with my teammates. Im ready to rock."

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.

Carr put that megaphone to good use.

Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.

The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.

That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.

Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.

In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.

Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.

That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.