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ALAMEDA – Raiders receiver Rod Streater had been making steady progress towards a return to the football field, with the possibility of being activated off short-term injured reserve as soon as Sunday in Kansas City.
His 21-day practice window closes on Monday, meaning the Raiders have a few more days to decide whether to activate him or place him on season-ending injured reserve.
It’s not a great sign that he wasn’t able to practice on Wednesday, the first time he’s missed work during the practice window.
“He was a little bit sore, and I didn’t put him out there today,” interim head coach Tony Sparano said. “We’ll see where we are.”
Streater certainly hopes to return this season. He fractured his foot in a Week 3 loss to New England, and was eligible to play a Week 13 game against St. Louis but hasn’t been deemed ready to play.
Other injury notes from Raiders practice:
-- Cornerback Tarell Brown had a foot injury heading into Sunday’s win over the 49ers, and took a nasty fall in the game. He somehow walked away relatively healthy and played most every snap following the injury, but it did keep him out of Wednesday’s practice.
“The fall in the game made it a little bit more sore so we kept him off of it today,” Sparano said.
-- Receiver Denarius Moore has been a healthy scratch the past two weeks, but showed up on the injury report on Wednesday. Sparano said he suffered knee and ankle injuries away from the team facility. He did not disclose exactly what happened.
-- Right tackle Menelik Watson continued to miss work after an ankle injury suffered at St. Louis.
Did not practice: WR Denarius Moore (knee, ankle), TE Brian Leonhardt (concussion), RT Menelik Watson (foot, ankle), Tarell Brown (foot)
Limited participation: DT Pat Sims (shoulder), CB Chimdi Chekwa (shoulder), WR Andre Holmes (shoulder), S Larry Asante (shoulder, quadriceps)
Full participation: CB Neiko Thorpe (hand)
Injured reserve: S Jonathan Dowling (back), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), TE David Ausberry (foot), TE Nick Kasa (knee), CB Taiwan Jones (foot), SS Tyvon Branch (foot), MLB Nick Roach (concussion), LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring), DE LaMarr Woodley (biceps), S Usama Young (knee)