SFGATE: Raiders wideouts back from injury

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The key I got out of this,,,no Ford again. Why is he on this team?

Two days after having only two healthy receivers running routes at practice, the Raiders welcomed back Denarius Moore and Derek Hagan to the fold on Thursday.

Moore, who was out with a hamstring injury, returned to practice for the first time since Aug. 4. Hagan, who played in six games for the Raiders last year before being released, was signed Wednesday night because the Raiders aren't sure when Jacoby Ford will return from a foot injury.

Moore was limited at practice, but coach Dennis Allen said he was "very encouraged" by how well Moore moved around. Moore was too.

"It felt really good to be back out there with my teammates and get my timing down with the quarterback, just getting a feel for things," Moore said. "I've been out for so long you somewhat forget the fundamentals."

Moore caught 33 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie last year. His 18.7 yards per catch was fourth-best in the NFL, and he quickly developed good chemistry with Carson Palmer after the quarterback was acquired in the middle of the season.

"It's good to see him out there getting reps, getting his legs back out there underneath him," Palmer said. "He's going to need that. You lose football shape really fast, and it's hard to get it back. So, it's good to see him getting some work ... and hopefully he'll continue to improve as the week goes on."

Allen said he doesn't have to decide if Moore plays against San Diego on Monday night until hours before the game. And Moore said he won't play unless he feels as if he can hold up for the entire game.

Hagan, who crossed paths with Palmer for two weeks in October, had 11 catches for 114 yards in six games for Oakland. He spent the end of 2011 and training camp with Buffalo before being cut last week.

"I remember him being really consistent," Palmer said. "He hasn't even been here for 24 hours, but I've been really surprised to see how well he's picked things up in his first practice because there's a ton of different formations and shifts and motions."

Briefly: Besides Moore, receiver Juron Criner (ankle), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee) and left guard Cooper Carlisle (back) were limited in practice. ... Center Stefen Wisniewski was a full participant in practice for the first time since injuring his calf Aug. 13. ... The Raiders waived cornerback Coye Francies to make room for Hagan.

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Jacoby has a foot injury. Some sportwriters and fans are questioning his toughness, or his willingness to play with an injury, or a little pain. But he hasn't even practiced as far as I know. He is fast and will be a great receiver, if we can get him back on the field. That is why he is still on the team.

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