Raiders to limit Moore if he plays Sunday

September 14, 2012, 11:19 pm
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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- If Denarius Moore plays Sunday and makes his season debut for the Raiders on his balky right hamstring, Oakland has a limited list of plays for the playmaking wideout.Moore, after all, had been out since Aug. 4 before starting to practice last week. And while he may have been able to play against San Diego on Monday, the Raiders decided to give him another week off."We dont want to play him the full game," offensive coordinator Greg Knapp told reporters this week. "You cant do that. You got to manage him because hes been out so long. But you try to pick your situations where its more likely for him to be involved and give him a chance to win in critical situations, third downs, red zone, certain first and second downs also."Moore, who was officially listed as "probable" to play on Friday, said he just wants to get on the field and the anticipation is taking on a different feel for him."I'm itching," he said, "like I got the chicken pox."Moore built an instant camaraderie with quarterback Carson Palmer last season. It will be interesting to see if they still connect."Hes making good strides," Knapp said of Moore. "Definitely theres a comfort zone with Carson and himgetting him back would definitely be helpful for us, especially when third downs come up and you get a lot of man-coverage. Hes a very good route runner and creates separation."