Depth chart: Moore listed as top WR


Depth chart: Moore listed as top WR

ALAMEDA -- The Raiders' most up-to-date depth chart has been posted and there are no true surprises, unless you consider injured guys who have not practiced in weeks atop said depth chart out of the norm.

Yes, Denarius Moore, who last practiced on Aug. 4 due to a troublesome right hamstring, is listed atop one of the wide receiver positions and backed up by Jacoby Ford, whose sprained left foot suffered Aug. 17 kept him from jogging until Tuesday. And Stefen Wisniewski, who injured his right calf in the preseason opener on Aug. 13, is listed as the starting center.

Defensively, there are no shocks, though on special teams Ford is still listed as the top kick and punt returner, backed up by Taiwan Jones and Moore, respectively. The third-team guys there are Coye Francies on kick return and Phillip Adams on punt return.

Below is the Raiders' depth chart heading into the season opener against San Diego on Monday.OFFENSE
WR Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford, Rod StreaterLT Jared Veldheer, Willie Smith
LG Cooper Carlisle, Tony Bergstrom
C Stefen Wisniewski, Alex Parsons
RG MIke Brisiel, Lucas Nix
RT Khalif Barnes, Joe Barksdale
TE Brandon Myers, Richard Gordon, David Ausberry
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Juron Criner
QB Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Terrelle Pryor
RB Darren McFadden, Taiwan Jones, Mike Goodson
FB Marcel Reece, Owen Schmitt
RE Matt Shaughnessy, David Tollefson
DT Richard Seymour, Desmond Bryant
NT Tommy Kelly, Christo Bilukidi
LE Lamarr Houston, Jack Crawford
WLB Miles Burris, Keenan Clayton
MLB Rolando McClain, Travis Goethel
SLB Philip Wheeler, Carl Ihenacho
RCB Shawntae Spencer, Phillip Adams, Coye Francies
LCB Ron Bartell, Joselio Hanson, Pat Lee
FS Michael Huff, Matt Giordano
SS Tyvon Branch, Mike Mitchell
P Shane Lechler
PK Sebastian Janikowski
H Shane Lechler, Matt Leinart
LS Jon Condo
KR Jacoby Ford, Taiwan Jones, Coye Francies
PR Jacoby Ford, Denarius Moore, Phillip Adams

Week after signing with Vikings, ex-Raiders RB Murray undergoes surgery

Week after signing with Vikings, ex-Raiders RB Murray undergoes surgery

A week after signing a deal with the Vikings, former Raiders running back Latavius Murray has undergone ankle surgery.

The Vikings made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Minnesota issued the following statement regarding the surgery:

"Vikings RB Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16. Latavius is expected to fully recover and be available for training camp."

Murray's deal with the Vikings is reported worth $15 million over three years, but can reportedly be voied after the first year.

Drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Murray became the Raiders' primary running back midway through the 2015 season. In his three years in Oakland, Murray carried the ball 543 times for 2,278 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015.

Ex-Raiders tight end signs deal with Jaguars

Ex-Raiders tight end signs deal with Jaguars

After four seasons with the Raiders, tight end Mychal Rivera is on the move.

The 2013 sixth-round pick has signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced.

News of an agreement between the two sides was first reported by ESPN. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.

After playing a prominent role in Oakland his first two seasons, Rivera saw his numbers decrease in 2015 and 2016. This past season, he caught just 18 passes for 192 yards and one touchdown.

In his time with the Raiders, the Tennessee alum caught a total of 146 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Raiders signed free agent tight end Jared Cook last week to go with incumbents Clive Walford and Lee Smith.

Shortly after the deal was announced, Rivera took to Instagram to thank Raiders fans.

"Thank You #RaiderNation. It was an honor to wear silver and black for the first 4 years of my NFL career. A kid from LA was drafted to the Bay...and God made a way! Wins, Losses, Blood, Sweat, & Tears made me the player I am today. Better than ever. The values that embody what it is to be a Raider will stick with me for life," Rivera wrote.