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Silver Minings: Foster Moreau forgotten again

Young tight end not a factor in loss to Giants

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos
Foster Moreau, Derek Carr
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The reluctance to get young tight end Foster Moreau more involved in the Las Vegas Raiders’ offense is apparently not just a Jon Gruden-led decision.

Tucked into the misery of Sunday’s 23-16 upset loss at the New York Giants, was the fact that Moreau wasn’t targeted once in the game.

In the Raiders’ previous game, a Week 7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Moreau started for an injured Darren Waller and had a huge game. However last Sunday with Waller back from an ankle injury, Moreau was essentially absent from the Raiders’ offense.

This has been an ongoing issue for the fourth-round pick in 2019. The LSU product, who has produced when given the opportunity, has been targeted just six times in the seven other games than the one when he started.

Getting Moreau more opportunities needs to be a consistent priority for offensive coordinator Greg Olson moving forward.

In other Raiders’ news:

  • Breaking down the misery: The Athletic has a recap of the Raiders’ loss to the Giants.
  • Ferrell’s failures: 2019 No. 4 overall draft pick, defensive end Clelin Ferrell, continues to have a low-impact affect on the team.
  • Playoff odds: According to the Football Outsiders, the Raiders’ playoff chances dropped after Week 9.
  • Vegas problem? SI thinks the Raiders need to look to the Miami Dolphins for lessons on building a roster based in Las Vegas.
  • Nice stat: The Raiders didn’t allow 30 points in the first eight games of the season for the first time since 1999.