OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Wide receiver Chris McFoy was active for the Oakland Raiders' game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, one day after being promoted from the practice squad.
The Raiders activated McFoy because third receiver Tim Dwight was sidelined with a hamstring injury. They put safety Jarrod Cooper on injured reserve to create the roster spot. McFoy, an undrafted free agent out of Southern California, has been on the practice squad all season.
The Colts had five starters on the inactive list because of injuries. Defensive end Robert Mathis (sprains to both knees) and defensive tackle Raheem Brock (ribs) were both out, leaving the Colts without any of the first-string defensive linemen they had to start training camp.
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The Colts are coming off a complete rout of the Ravens. They are playing at a high level without injured WR Marvin Harrison, and their defense is causing turnovers and playing with a possessed attitude. The Raiders have shown improvement this season even though they were blown out by the Packers in Week 14. If the Raiders can limit their turnovers and establish the run, this will be a competitive game.
Oakland's players have bought in to head coach Lane Kiffin's system. The youngest coach in the NFL, Kiffin will face one of the most respected and admired in Tony Dungy. This will be a challenge for the young Kiffin and he will try to pull out all the stops against the strong Colts.