Raiders Injury Update: Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford Hope to Return For Opener

On Monday, Coach Dennis Allen said many injured members of the Raiders squad have a chance to recover in time for the primetime season opener against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.

Wide receivers Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford are both making progress, although it remains to be seen if they will get in enough practice time for the season opener. Moore hasn't practiced since Aug. 4 due to a strained right hamstring. Allen remained mum on a cut-off date for Moore to practice to be able to play against the Chargers.

"There's a cut off day for all of us as far as being ready to go," Allen said. "What that day is, I don't know. I want to get him out here and get him practicing and that will determine whether he's going to be ready to play in the game or not."

Ford hasn't started running yet since spraining his foot against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 17, but Allen said he is encouraged by the progress of both players in rehabilitating their injuries.

Center Stefen Wisniewski got in a limited practice on Monday after straining his calf in the preseason opener on Aug. 13. Wisniewski missed all of the offseason activities while recovering from a shoulder surgery. Allen said Wisniewski moved around well and expects him to be good to go for practice this week.

The Raiders had their first official practice as a 53-man team on Monday.

"We just get to work," Allen said. "We've got a job to do, and that's the business of the NFL, getting ready to win games. We didn't have any Kumbaya moments. It was time to roll, so it was good."

The team will practice Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a closed walkthrough on Sunday to prepare for Week 1.

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