The Oakland Raiders liked wide receiver Rod Streater before the 2012 NFL Draft, but a combination of several needs and just five picks, did not allow them to select him. Things worked out for the Raiders when Streater signed with the team as an undrafted free agent out of Temple and has worked his way up to first team reps.
“I think he’s earned the right to get the reps and he’s done a nice job,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. “He’s a young guy, he’s continuing to improve, but he’s obviously caught our eye enough that he’s earned the right to get a couple first team reps.”
The hamstring injury to Denarius Moore during the first day of this week's mandatory mini-camp allowed Streater to step in and take over on the first team offense. Streater had been impressive during organized team activities and rookie mini-camp with highlight catches and explosive speed.
“It’s a little bit of both,” Allen said. “He’s caught the ball extremely well. He’s run very good routes.