Sunday, August 7, 2011
AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
He is not Randy Moss or Chad Ochocinco but the Raiders added receiver Derek Hagan to this roster. He has 85 catches in five NFL seasons. The Raiders looked into both Moss and Ochocinco earlier in camp as they considered giving their receiver group a veteran presence. Perhaps Hagan will stick. The Oakland Tribune thinks the 2011 Raiders will look a lot like the 2010 Raiders.
There is a chance second-round pick Stefen Wisniewski could play guard if former starting center Samson Satele wins that job. Wisniewski is supposed to be the starter at center. Its clear Oakland coach Hue Jackson is trying to identify the best offensive players on the team and then he‘ll worry about exact spots later.
Meanwhile, Denver left tackle Ryan Clady is not feeling the effects of last season’s knee injury at all.
Darrius Heyward-Bey’s injury status is making folks in Oakland wonder. The team isn’t saying much. Meanwhile, Heyward-Bey, the No. 7 overall pick in 2009, might be getting passed by other young receivers such as fifth-round pick Denarius Moore, who has been a star of Oakland’s camp.