ALAMEDA -- Denarius Moore has returned to practice for the Raiders as he was on the practice field wearing a helmet and taking part in drills Wednesday morning, a week after missing Oakland's game against Chicago with an injured right foot.
Moore was injured in the Raiders' game at Minnesota on Nov. 20 and was wearing a protective boot on his foot last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, receiver Jacoby Ford, who sprained his left foot at San Diego on Nov. 10 and has not played or practiced since, was jogging behind the end zone under the watchful eye of a team trainer.And there was no sign of running back Darren McFadden, who has been out since Oct. 23 with a sprained right foot, rookie running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring), middle linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle) or defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee).
Obi Melifonwu entered Wednesday as the only second-round draft pick without a signed rookie contract. Later that afternoon, he joined the group.
The safety from UConn put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the Napa Valley Marriott, allowing him to join pre-training camp activities. Veterans report on Friday and camp’s first full-squad practice starts Saturday morning.
Melifonwu is slotted to make $4,509,376 over the life of the contract, with a $1,419,544 signing bonus and a $819,886 base salary in 2017, per overthecap.com.
The Raiders have one draft pick left unsigned. First-round cornerback Gareon Conley hasn’t agreed on a deal, though it’s still likely that happens before the first full practice.
The Ohio State alum’s situation could be complicated by an ongoing investigation into a sexual assault allegation stemming from an April 9 incident in Cleveland.
Head coach Jack Del Rio said in a Tuesday radio interview he expected unsigned rookie contract issues to be resolved soon.
Watch out Jalen Richard. You have some competition for your punt returning job.
Okay, not really.
But quarterback Derek Carr got in on the action Tuesday. In a video posted by the Raiders on Twitter, Carr fielded a punt and ran it back to the endzone for a touchdown.
He proceeded to do Deion Sanders' touchdown dance and that elicited a response from the Pro Football Hall of Famer.
"That's 1 of the many reasons why I gots mad love for
@derekcarrqb he is the #Truth," Sanders wrote in a quote tweet.
Carr has yet to respond.