Wide receiver Rod Streater has left the Oakland Raiders to play with the Kansas City Chiefs. According to reports, the athlete signed a $4.8 million contract to play with the team for one year.
As a football player, Streater attracted the attention of scouts while playing for Temple University and Alfred State. One of the highlights of his collegiate career was catching 30 receptions for 481 yards and securing four touchdowns during his first season with the Temple University Owls.
After graduating in 2012, he then joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent. He was placed in the starting lineup of the team and during his first season, he was able to lead the team with 60 receptions at 888 yards and four touchdowns, according to NFL.com.
However, the following year, he missed 13 games in the season due to a foot injury. His performance in 2014 wasn't also that impressive. The same can also be said for last season since he also played in one game.
Because of this, it didn't come as a surprise that the Raiders easily released Streater to the Chiefs. Hopefully, though, he will be able to return to his former condition once he begins playing for his new team this season.
As noted by EPSN, this is probably also the reason the Chiefs agreed to keep him for only a year. Based on this deal, it seems the NFL franchise is still weighing its options regarding its wide receivers.
Last year, the Chiefs snatched Jeremy Maclin from the Philadelphia Eagles. Although he played fairly well with his former team, Maclin started a bit slow with the Chiefs. But aside from the 27-year-old athlete, the Chiefs also have its No. 2 wide receiver Albert Wilson.
But, despite having a deep bench of wide receivers, the Chiefs seems to be looking for better production in its athletes. With Streater on board, the team is probably hoping that he will be able to compensate for what the other receivers are lacking.
Of course, this will depend on the athlete's condition and overall performance. If he fails to deliver this season, the Chiefs could end up releasing him or trading him for another player next year.