The Raiders have used the designated to return spot on their injured reserve list, placing injured receiver Rod Streater in that slot today, the team announced in a press release. The move will sideline Streater from practice for the next six weeks, while he’ll be eligible to return to game action in eight weeks.
Streater, 26, caught 60 balls for the Raiders last season for 888 yards, and entered the 2014 campaign as one of the team’s starting wideouts. However, he went down during Oakland’s Week 3 game against the Patriots with a foot injury that ultimately required surgery. As Bill Williamson of ESPN.com tweets, Streater’s agent said today that now that he’s had screws put in his foot, the receiver would likely be out for at least five or six weeks, so it makes sense that Oakland would use its IR-DTR spot on him.
The Raiders now have an opening on their 53-man roster that they can use to sign a free agent or promote a player from their practice squad.
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