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ST. LOUIS – Raiders receiver Denarius Moore hasn’t played an offensive snap since a Week 10 loss to the Denver Broncos. Before Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams, he was a healthy scratch.
That’s a bad sign for the talented wideout once considered the team’s No. 1 receiver, who could be cut when Rod Streater is activated from short-term injured reserve. The team has six receivers on the 53-man roster. Hard to imagine a scenario where they keep seven.
The scratch, and his recent playing time prove that he’s lower on the totem pole than recent signees Vincent Brown and Kenbrell Thompkins.
He has just 12 receptions for 115 yards and no touchdowns in a contract year.
The Raiders ruled six other players inactive, including running back Latavius Murrayu, cornerback Neiko Thorpe and safety Jonathan Dowling who were ruled out earlier with injury.
Like Moore, defensive tackle Stacy McGee is a healthy scratch. He was seen as an emerging talent, but that progression is clearly stunted. As he is each week, guard Tony Bergstrom is also a healthy scratch.