Just because Raiders QB Carson Palmer and WR Denarius Moore clicked instantly last season does not mean the connection is still there, not when the quarterback and receiver have had so few reps this preseason.
Moore's balky right hamstring has kept him out of practice since Aug. 4 and Palmer has already admitted his concern level is high. Same goes for Moore.
"I’m very concerned," Moore said Tuesday. "As far as getting timing down with the quarterback, that’s very important. And actually being out there and repping each play, getting each concept down. It’s just mental errors, too, that you have to be aware of."
It's no surprise that Moore is not expected to play in the Raiders' exhibition finale Thursday in Seattle, but coach Dennis Allen expects him to be ready for the regular season opener against San Diego on Sept. 10.
Moore's ADP has been slipping into the late middle rounds and could be a steal there if he can stay healthy and rekindle the chemistry he built with Palmer in 2011.