Linebacker Sio Moore Activated, Returns To Practice Field

After a short stint on the [Active] Physically Unable to Perform list, linebacker Sio Moore rejoined his teammates and participated in his first practice of training camp Saturday.

Moore, who missed the final three games of 2014 due to hip injury, was placed on the [Active] Physically Unable to Perform list Monday but was a full participant in Saturday's on-field work.

"I haven't really seen him [Moore] full tilt, but he is active now," said Head Coach Jack Del Rio after practice. "He has joined the team again in a full-go capacity. I'll get to learn more about him, so we'll learn more as we go with him. We need all of our players to grow and to improve and to become great teammates, and he's no different."

During his first two seasons as a Raider, Moore became a staple on the Raiders defense and is happy to be back on the field after missing an extended period of time for the first time in his football career.

"I don't plan on it," Moore said when asked about missing time. "I never plan to, I just expect to play ball when it's time to go."

While Moore was a limited participant throughout the entirety of the Raiders offseason program, he doesn't feel like he's behind at all entering training camp.

"There's no excuse to be behind, so don't put yourself behind," Moore said. "Put yourself ahead."

The former Connecticut Huskie is now fully healthy and can begin to absorb the wealth of knowledge the Raiders coaching staff has at his disposal.

"We have how many linebackers as coaches right now? My position coach is a linebacker. The defensive coordinator was a linebacker. The head coach is a linebacker. That's all fire.

Moore continued, "Everybody understands everybody. Play hard-nosed ball. Play with a lot of energy. That's how you lead, with your action and energy."

During his career as a Raider, Moore has appeared in 26 games, making 22 starts and recording 7.5 sacks.

He and the rest of the Oakland Raiders return to the field tomorrow for the team's first padded practice of Training Camp 2015.

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