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.
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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.
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“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.