Denarius Moore returns to Raiders practice

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Denarius Moore returns to Raiders practice
December 11, 2013, 1:15 pm
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In 10 games this season Denarius Moore has 37 catches for 569 yards and 5 touchdowns. (AP)

ALAMEDA – Raiders receiver Denarius Moore practiced for the first time in three-plus weeks on Wednesday. The team’s top receiving talent has been out with a shoulder injury suffered Nov. 17 against Houston, when he landed awkwardly after diving to make a catch.

Rod Streater and Andre Holmes have thrived in the starting lineup, but Moore’s return would give them team receiving depth they haven’t had this season. That’s due in large part to Holmes’ emergence.

In addition to Moore, safety Tyvon Branch returned to practice after his return to game action (he suffered an ankle injury in Week 2) was postponed before Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets. Right guard Mike Brisiel (knee) also returned to work. Outside linebacker Sio Moore (neck) was back as well.

The only key Raiders to miss practice were defensive tackle Vance Walker (concussion) and running backs Jeremy Stewart (knee, ankle) and Darren McFadden (ankle).