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Oakland Raiders: Camp Battles – WR Edition

I will be doing a series of Raiders camp position battles throughout the off-season starting with wide receiver. I will continue to update these battles throughout camp as roster events take place such as injuries, cuts, new signings, etc.

Here is a list of the wide receivers on the Raiders 90 man roster including links to their player profile and my written summary breaking down each one individually.

Denarius Moore #17

Darrius Heyward-Bey #85

Jacoby Ford #12

Juron Criner #84

Eddie McGee #16

Rod Streater #80

Louis Murphy #18

Derrick Carrier #89

Duke Calhoun #14

Brandon Carswell #13

Thomas Mayo #19

Travionte Session #87


I believe the Raiders will carry six wide receivers this season, with realistically 2 spots up for grabs. The amount of prospects the Raiders have brought in speaks to the fact that no one will be handed a job anymore. Performance in training camp will go a long ways in deciding the future of a lot of these young players with the Raiders. The competition at the position should bring out the best in everyone. There will more than likely be a wide receiver signed to the practice squad as well. The only wide receivers currently on the Raiders roster that are NOT eligible for the practice squad are Moore, Heyward-Bey, Ford, Murphy and Calhoun.

Here is my projected depth chart. Obviously there will be events that will change this outlook through out camp so I will continue to keep it up to date.

Projected Depth Chart:

"X" (Split End) Darrius Heyward-Bey

"Z" (Flanker) Denarius Moore

"Y" (Slot) Jacoby Ford

Depth 1) Juron Criner

Depth 2) Louis Murphy

Depth 3) Rod Streater











  1. I honestly see McGee over either Streater or Murphy, Streater could go practice squad if he doesn't make it but more than like Murphy is looking for a job come August.

  2. With Murphy gone the Raiders will have 3 very good rookie WRs on this years roster. Criner, Streater and Mayo all make squad.


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