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Andre Holmes will get a chance at WR

With Rod Streater out with a fractured foot, the next Oakland Raiders receiver in the rotation will probably be Andre Holmes.

Oakland coach Dennis Allen said the 6-foot-4 Holmes is an intriguing prospect. He had five catches for 45 yards against the Houston Texans and made a beautiful 29-yard catch at the New England Patriots after Streater was hurt.

The Raiders need more reliable receivers and perhaps Holmes will get his chance.

"We've got confidence that Andre, when we put him in the game, will go out and make some plays for us," Allen said. "He made a couple plays for us in the game the other day. He drew the pass interference penalty and had a big catch down in the boundary. Those are some of the things that Andre did for us last year and we feel like he can bring some of those things for us this year."

Oakland quarterback Derek Carr likes the chemistry he has built with Holmes in practice.

"I love throwing to Andre," Carr said. "Obviously, you remember the deep ball I threw him. He's such a big target, I can miss wherever I want and it'll still look like a good ball and you guys will pat me on the back. He's just a fun guy to throw to because of how big he is. With how big he is, he can get in and out of his breaks like he's 5-11, which is rare. Usually with taller guys, it's hard for them to drop their hips and get out of breaks but he does it really well. Just the type of player he is is what makes me excited about him playing."

Streater's agent said the receiver is expected to miss four to five weeks with a fractured foot.