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Raiders’ inactives: Streater, Helu continue as healthy scratches; Thorpe (neck) is out

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Rod Streater hasn't seen the field since the season opener. He's inactive again Thursday. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Rod Streater hasn’t seen the field since the season opener. He’s inactive again Thursday. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

In news that isn’t really news, wide receiver Rod Streater and running back Roy Helu Jr. are among the inactives for Thursday’s home finale against the San Diego Chargers.

Streater has been active for just two games this season and played only one (in the season opener) and will Seth Roberts (abdomen) healthy and able to play, Streater remains the odd man out.

While the issue has been address (here AND here), it’s still a question that comes up from time to time. The best way to describe it is that Streater is the Raiders’ fifth option at receiver with the emergence of Roberts and the fact that Andre Holmes possesses added special teams value (in addition to giving the Raiders a big 6-foot-4 target).

Helu has certainly served as a disappointment after being signed as a free agent, having played in just eight games and getting only 21 touches for 46 yards and one touchdown. Fullback Jamize Olawale’s ability to carry the ball helps lessen the need for Helu.

Cornerback Neiko Thorpe, the only player whose status for this game was in question, will sit out his second straight with a neck injury. Safety Nate Allen is out again, as expected, with his knee injury.

S Nate Allen, RB Roy Helu Jr., CB Neiko Thorpe, LB John Lotulelei, OL Matt McCants, WR Rod Streater, TE Gabe Holmes.

The rest of the Raiders inactives are: LB John Lotulelei, OL Matt McCants and TE Gabe Holmes.

For San Diego, the inactives are: WR Stevie Johnson, CB Steve Williams, LB Kyle Emanuel, OL Jeff Linkenbach, LT King Dunlap, WR Vincent Brown, NT Sean Lissemore.

 

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • Back-N-Black

    ref needs to tell Phyllis to shut the f up

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    So do the fans!

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    CWood with the big stick

  • Post to the Ghost

    That’s like telling a drunk to not drink.

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    glick-glick, choke, pfft…….what the WHO?!!

  • 2romes

    Many times. Raiders need mo mo many times and Jano did not have the Raiders back. Many Times!

  • Post to the Ghost

    TEs are the only ones getting open…..time to focus on them.

  • 2romes

    What kind of route was that!

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    LM looks like a difference-maker tonight

  • 2romes

    Oh well!

  • Post to the Ghost

    Nice……what a great special teams coach we have.

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    oh my?!! was he not MAKING contact when the ball was on it’s way??

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    CAPT JACK!!

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    Mother F#%$!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Good playcall.

  • 2romes

    Feeling it too. So much for the Raider rout.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Lot’s of time. We got this!

  • StrongGrogCharlie

    Jack say, if we win, a fat lady will sing to us!

  • 2romes

    I’ll just take a win now. Really I’ll be fine we that, really.

  • Post to the Ghost

    Crowd sucks…..feeling all Christmassy instead of out for blood.

  • Breaking_Black

    Difference between last game vs chargers and this one?

    SoCal crowd vs. the sugar plum fans tonight.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 4m4 minutes ago Oakland, CA

    Lee Smith has 17 yards receiving. Cooper, Crabtree and Roberts have 2 combined

    That’s how you do it!

  • Post to the Ghost

    Picking us apart.

  • Post to the Ghost

    Jack gonna take a knee here?…..I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

  • J Hill

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    71 yards? Go for it!

  • Post to the Ghost

    That was just stupid…..again, and again, and again.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    No, Just again and again.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 3m3 minutes ago Oakland, CA

    They serving eggnog on the sideline?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    17-10? We got this!

  • MojoRaider

    Hell, Cooper has an arm on him…

  • Raideraholic

    If the history of this season continues, we won’t see much of a successful Latavius in the 2nd half.

  • Raider Rob

    Carr better come out to play The second half. He looks like a deer in headlights out there. ZERO confidence!

  • Raider Rob

    So disappointed for Woodson right now!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Our 1st half and 2nd half showings have been less than consistent.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Could be play calling, could be execution,.
    It can’t get worse. Just watch!

  • Post to the Ghost

    This performance is disgusting.

  • Post to the Ghost

    Great stop by Amerson…..okay, offense, show something.

  • J Hill

    WRs can’t get open against the backup DBs.

    Draft offense!

  • J Hill

    Bad decision, Carr.

    88 wasn’t open.

  • Post to the Ghost

    One more schyt drive by the offense and the defense will cash it in.

  • Post to the Ghost

    Ratings nightmare for NFLN…..

  • Post to the Ghost

    Bout god-damned time someone makes a play.

  • Post to the Ghost

    My Gawd…..playing with no pride whatsoever.

  • Post to the Ghost

    From the 35 to the goal line is 65 yards…..with a running start at it. WTF?