ALAMEDA -- Receiver Jacoby Ford is scheduled to have surgery on his troublesome left foot this afternoon, head coach Dennis Allen said, and is expected to be out for "a significant amount of time."
Ford missed six games toward the end of last season due to the injured foot and re-aggravated the injury in the Raiders' second preseason game Aug. 17 at Arizona. He hasn't practiced since. Allen said the foot was simply not responding as hoped.
"After visiting with the foot specialist in Carolina, everybody thought that given a little bit of time (Ford) could come back from it," Allen said. "After giving it some time and re-evaluating, everybody, the medical people, felt like surgery was probably the best thing for him."
Allen said he and general manager Reggie McKenzie will discuss whether they need to bring up a receiver from the practice squad. Right now Brandon Carswell and Travionte Session are the two receivers on the practice squad.
The Raiders have
four five receivers on the roster besides Ford -- Darrius Heyward-Bey, Rod Streater, Juron Criner, Derek Hagan and Denarius Moore. Allen said he's "very hopeful" Moore will play this week against Miami.
-- Matt Kawahara