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Schilens Breaks Foot, Heyward-Bey Continues Dropping Passes, Raiders Goto Receiver Uncertain

August 18th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Raiders 2009 Wide ReceiversAfter a strong showing against the Dallas Cowboys in the Raiders pre-season opener, receiver Chaz Schilens suffered a broken bone in his left foot from Tuesday practice in the Raiders Napa training camp.

Already beginning to establish himself as the Raiders #1 receiver this year, Schilens broken foot will likely require 6-8 weeks of rest to heal.

While Javon Walker is still in his final week of recovery from an ankle injury that has kept him off the field since November 9, 2009, Walker is still at least a week away from returning to practice.

Allthewhile, Raiders number one pick Heyward-Bey continues to struggle in practice. Heyward-Bey dropped 3 more passes in practice on Tuesday. The young rookie who only made 42 receptions in his final year at Maryland has yet to establish himself in the Raiders passing game.

As one of the NFL’s poorest receiving cores ramps up for the 2009 season, the Raiders are finding themselves in a challenging uphill battle.

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