- Bill Williamson, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Oakland Raiders are seemingly in a never-ending quest for a wide receiver to develop.
There is a new group of young, unproven receivers in Oakland. All have talent, but none are sure things. The Raiders are totally open at the spot and are hoping some of these players develop. Oakland may have trouble keeping six at the position because of the possibility the team will keep extra players at quarterback and at tight end. Below is a look at what Oakland’s receiving corps may look like as we approach the 53-man cut Saturday:
Rod Streater: He has been quiet in the preseason and is now dealing with a possible concussion. He may have the most upside on roster.
Denarius Moore: Oakland wants to see this third-year talent become more consistent and more mature on the field. He has big potential.
Juron Criner: A camp star last year who has been injured and fairly quiet. Still, I’d be surprised if he isn’t kept.
Brice Butler: Seventh-round pick has been impressive. He has all the tools, but can he make an instant impact?
Andre Holmes: He has been impressive and has good size. Holmes is facing a four-game suspension to start season, but I could see him in Oakland’s long-term plans.
Greg Jenkins: He has some ability, but he may be caught in numbers game.
Conner Vernon: An undrafted pick who was an early favorite to stick, but he might be practice-squad material.
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