ALAMEDA -– Rod Streater missed his second straight practice with foot soreness, an ill-timed setback on his quest to play again this season.
The Raiders have until Monday to move the third-year pro off short-term injured reserve to the active roster. If they aren’t prepared to do so at the end of a 21-day practice window, he’ll be placed on season-ending IR. At this point, his return seems highly unlikely.
Streater has been eligible to play since a Week 13 road game at the St. Louis Rams.
Despite that fact, interim head coach Tony Sparano said there is “concern” that Streater’s foot issues may end his season.
“He was sore and did not practice yesterday or today,” Sparano said. “(General manger Reggie McKenzie) and I will visit about that and we’ll make that decision, probably, pretty soon.”
Streater had surgery to repair a foot fractured in a Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots, but was given a designation to return from an injury with significant rehab time. Streater was confident he’d be able to return, and had a series of good practices before this week.
Now, with three games remaining and a Monday deadline approaching, time is running out for Streater.