By: Team Red Zone 2 weeks ago

The Raiders’ wide receiver Michael Crabtree returned to the practice field on Wednesday. This follows him missing week four’s game with a bruised lung. The teams coach Jack Del Rio was upbeat about the situation though and even expressed optimism that Crabtree will play on Sunday against the Ravens.

It’s a case of the Raiders needing all the help they can get for second string quarterback E.J. Manuel as he takes over for the injured Derek Carr, who we are told will miss two to six weeks with a transverse process fracture in his lower back. Lets face it, his season could be done and Manuel could be the QB position for the rest of the season.

Crabtree would be a welcome addition to the team. He made six catches for 83 yards in the opener against the Titans and six receptions for 80 yards and three touchdowns in Week 3 against the Jets. For the season, he has 13 catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns.

Crabtree has averaged 87 catches for 963 yards and 8.5 in his first two seasons in Oakland.

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