Raiders head coach Hue Jackson likes to say it’s “next man up” whenever a player goes down to injury.
But what if the next man is injured, too?
As Oakland (6-4) gets ready to play the Chicago Bears (7-3) Sunday at O.co Coliseum, the Raiders’ receiving corps, in particular, has become a tiny group.
On Wednesday, it consisted of Louis Murphy, Chaz Schillens and practice-squad player Eddie McGee, reported Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group.
Wide receivers Jacoby Ford, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore and T.J. Houshmandzadeh all were unable to practice. Moore was wearing a protective boot on his right foot to protect an injury he suffered against the Vikings, as was Ford. Heyward-Bey, who had to leave Sunday’s game after a blow to his head, has not yet been cleared to practice or play. And Houshmandzadeh was absent to be with his wife, who had a baby.
“It’s a concern,” Jackson told McDonald, who noted that Houshmandzadeh will play. “But I think we have a chance to get some of ...