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Poll Position: Do Raiders have a need at wide receiver?

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We leave the offensive backfield now and move to the pass catchers. A group that hasn't seen a 1000-yard performer in a decade. The last to surpass quadruple digits was Randy Moss in 2005. Could that 1000-yard receiver be on the team now? I'll let you decide.

James Jones

Was signed as a free agent last off-season from Green Bay. The San Jose native made his homecoming with the Raiders and was the team's top target. He caught 73 passes for 666 yards and 6 touchdowns. Yes, he caught the mark of the beast in his first season in Oakland.

Andre Holmes

While Jones had the team lead in receptions, Holmes led the team in receiving yards. He caught 47 passes for 693 yards and 4 touchdowns. Though he caught fewer than 50% of the passes thrown his way (99 targets).

Rod Streater

Went out in week three with a broken foot and never returned. He had been the Raiders top receiver in 2013, starting 14 games and catching 60 passes for 888 yards.

Brice Butler

The second year receiver emerged last year and showed some potential. He got more looks as the season went along, finishing with 21 catches for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Denarius Moore (UFA)

He was a starter early in the season. Then he had a ball clank off his chest that was intercepted which cost the Raiders a shot to beat the Patriots in week three and wasn't heard from much after that. Late I the season he wasn't even active. Not expected to be back.

Kenbrell Thompkins

Was picked up off waivers from the Patriots early in the season and became a pretty decent contributor. Finished with 15 catches for 209 yards.

Vincent Brown (UFA)

Another early season pickup after having been among the final cuts for the Chargers. Couldn't manage to stay healthy and appeared in seven games, catching 12 passes for 118 yards.