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WR Rod Streater closes in on Raiders 1st 1,000-yard receiving season in 8 years

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater gestures while scoring on a touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Matt McGloin during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater gestures while scoring on a touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Matt McGloin during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

When Rod Streater arrived in Oakland in the spring of 2012 as an undrafted and unheralded receiver out of Temple, his focus was on the smallest of goals rather than something as noteworthy as a 1,000-yard receiving season.

With three games left in his second season in the NFL, Streater is closing in on that mark and has a chance to become the first Raiders receiver to gain that many yards in a season since Randy Moss in 2005.

Streater needs to average just 71 yards receiving a game over the final three weeks, a mark he was reached three times in four games with Matt McGloin as Oakland's starting quarterback.

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