Las Vegas Raiders tight end Foster Moreau is no stranger to having to step in as a starting replacement.
Moreau did so for a good portion of last season when Pro Bowl tight end Darren Waller missed a number of games due to injury.
Unfortunately for the Raiders, that same situation has presented itself yet this season, as last week, the club announced Waller will miss at least four more weeks.
But Moreau has seized the moment again, posting back-to-back weeks with 40-plus receiving yards, including a touchdown in last week's loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Raiders Coach Josh McDaniels said he sees Moreau as a player who could fit in well with the franchise down the road.
"Foster has done a really nice job," McDaniels said in his Friday press conference. "Foster is tough. Foster is unselfish, he's smart, he works really hard at it. Tight ends have to do a lot of things and some guys might have a little bit more of an area of strength. Darren is certainly a different type of player because of his speed. But tight ends have to block, they have to catch, they have to protect, and they're used all over the formation. Foster's skill set has allowed him to be productive in multiple ways. He's not only a blocker, he's not just a pass receiver. We've used him in protection and he created big plays for others because he's doing his job. And he's a phenomenal teammate. Phenomenal. His parents did an incredible job of raising him and he's such a leader for us. He's not a captain, but he behaves like one, and our team follows him like that."
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