In Buffalo last season, Harvin showed brief flashes of what made him a star early in his career
"He's a dynamic playmaker," Whaley told reporters Tuesday. "We'll Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping see if he can regain that form. He has confidence in himself, and we have confidence that he can get back to that level. When that will happen, obviously that's going to take some time. Maybe it's not, but that's what the practices are for, and that's why we wanted to get him in now.
"With Seattle coming up and then the bye week, and then the week before [Week 11 against] Cincinnati, we can get a good three weeks of working him in and getting him back to football shape and integrated into this offense."
Whaley said that there was "minimal contact" with other teams prior to Tuesday's 4 p.m. NFL trade deadline and the Bills preferred re-signing Harvin because it did not require giving up draft assets or a player in a trade.
The impressive streak of road wins has helped the Raiders vault five spots in this week's ESPN NFL power rankings, from No. 11 to No. 6. It's their first appearance in the top six of the power rankings since Week 1 of 2003, the year after their last Super Bowl appearance.
And while much of the credit for their success has gone Cheap NFL Jerseys to quarterback Derek Carr, his wide receivers have arguably been asked to do more than any other wide receiver corps in the NFL this season.
The Raiders' wide receivers are the only ones who rank in the top five in the NFL in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and yards after contact.
One of the things Raiders wide receivers do best is pick up yards Hockey Jerseys after contact. For evidence of that, look no further than the 41-yard game-winning touchdown Sunday against the Bucs. Carr threw 12 yards over the middle to Seth Roberts, who was nearly sandwiched by two defenders before picking up 27 yards after contact on his NBA Jerseys Cheap way to the end zone.
Roberts has the most recent highlight-reel catch, but Amari Cooper Jerseys China and Michael Crabtree have been the Raiders' most consistent tackle-breakers this season. Crabtree ranks fourth among wide receivers with 94 yards after contact on receptions. Cooper ranks sixth on that list with 82 yards.
Crabtree's five receptions with at least 5 yards after contact ranks tied for second among wide receivers behind Jarvis Landry (nine).
The Raiders' 244 yards after contact by wide receivers is the most by a team halfway through a season since the New England Patriots had 289 yards in 2009. That Patriots receiving corps was led by Randy Moss and Wes Welker.