ALAMEDA –- Rod Streater was eligible to practice last week on injured reserve with a designation to return. He wasn’t ready to then, isn’t ready now.
The Raiders wide receiver has been out since suffering a fractured foot in a Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots. While he can return to the active roster just before a Nov. 30 contest at the St. Louis Rams, it’s uncertain and highly unlikely he’ll be ready then.
“I’m trying to get back as soon as possible, but no target date yet,” Streater said after Wednesday’s practice. “I’m just making sure it’s healed and once it’s 100 percent I’ll be ready to go.”
Streater has pushed his rehabilitation so hard that trainers have asked him to tone it down. His desire has been fueled in part by the team’s offensive struggles. The Raiders are ranked dead last in scoring and total offense. They could certainly use Streater’s help.
“When you’re out and we’re losing, it makes it so much harder," said Streater, who lead the team with 60 catches for 888 yards and four touchdowns last season. “I want to be out there helping the team get some victories, so I’m working hard to get back.”
Once he starts practicing, the Raiders will have two weeks to activate him or place him on season-ending injured reserve. There is no deadline to start practicing, but Streater is confident he’ll play again this season.
“I feel like I’m progressing,” Streater said. “I think I can be back out there soon.”