The Oakland Raiders, with a need for another wide receiver on the active roster, signed Greg Jenkins from the practice squad on Saturday and placed receiver Juron Criner on injured reserve.
The team announced the move via its official Twitter account:
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) November 23, 2013
Jenkins was an undrafted free agent out of Alabama State that the Raiders signed last spring. A converted quarterback, Jenkins had five catches for 47 yards in the preseason for Oakland and was among the final roster cuts. He accounted for almost 2,200 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior at Alabama State, guiding the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s highest scoring offense.
Criner only played in one game this season, catching three passes for 32 yards in Oakland’s 49-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 3.
Criner missed the Raiders’ first seven games because of a hamstring strain he suffered in training camp and then he hurt his shoulder in the game against the Eagles and was inactive the last two weeks.
Criner, a fifth-round pick out of Arizona in 2012, had 16 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown as a rookie last season.
The Raiders will be without leading receiver Denarius Moore, who has an injured shoulder and has been declared out for Sunday’s game at the Black Hole against the Tennessee Titans.
That left Oakland with Jacoby Ford, Rod Streater, Brice Butler and Andre Holmes as the only healthy receivers heading into Sunday.