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Oakland Raiders place WR Rod Streater on IR-Recall

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Oakland Raiders new interim coach Tony Sparano will have to try and alter the team's course without the help of one of his top pass-catchers.

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The team announced Thursday it placed receiver Rod Streater on the injured reserve -- designated to return list. The third-year pro will be eligible to return to the playing field prior to the team's Week 13 matchup up the St. Louis Rams.

The 26-year-old injured his foot in a Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots and had foot surgery last week. He was expected to miss four-five weeks, so the designation allows him an additional mandated three weeks to get healthy.

The loss of Streater, who had nine receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown before leaving early in Week 3 saps the Raiders of one of their more talented receivers. Andre Holmes should see more burn alongside James Jones and the inconsistent Denarius Moore.

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