Week one training camp review: wide receivers

Many of the Raiders wide receivers have made an impact on the field, even if it is just one week old. Lets take a look at the camp’s winners and losers of just one week.

Camp’s biggest winner: James Jones. The Raiders signed wide receiver James Jones to a three-year deal in hopes of him alleviating a receiving corps that hasn’t had a 1,000-yard receiver since Randy Moss did it in 2005. Jones has come in and performed very well for the Raiders, making his route running and catching look effortless. He should be a key piece to the Raiders offense moving forward with the connection he is building with quarterback Matt Schaub.

Camp’s biggest surprise: Brice Butler. Butler didn’t get much time on the field last year but he has looked good during his second training camp. Butler is catching everything thrown his way and looks to be running better routes. Butler worked out with Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green in the offseason, and it appears that he has soaked up some of the knowledge from two of the league’s best.

Camp’s biggest loser: Greg Jenkins. Jenkins is facing an uphill battle to make the team after being on the practice squad last season. To make matters worse, he has had some problems with inconsistencies and drops that have not been good. Jenkins needs to improve during the rest of the camp in order to make an impact on the Raiders.


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