ALAMEDA -- Wide receiver Jacoby Ford will have foot surgery in North Carolina and be out a "signficant" amount of time, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday.
Ford was with the team Saturday but did not attend the Raiders' season-opening 22-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers Monday night.
The Raiders will be looking for wide receivers but won't necessarily sign one immediately.
"We've got five receivers right now and Reggie and I will look down and see where we're at," Allen said, referring to general manager Reggie McKenzie.
Ford missed six of the last seven games a year ago with a foot injury that he re-injured Aug. 17 in the second preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Raiders hoped rest would improve Ford's condition, but Allen said a foot specialist and the club staff determined "surgery was the best option for him."
Allen was hopeful wide receiver Denarius Moore, out since Aug. 4 with a hamstring strain but inactive against San Diego, would be ready to play Sunday against Miami.
Terms and length of the deal which was first reported by CBS Sports Monday were not disclosed.
Reece was a Pro Bowl alternate fullback in 2011 despite missing four games due to injury. He caught 27 passes for 310 yards and is the most versatile player at his position.
Reece, who caught two passes for 24 yards against San Diego, was scheduled to make $540,000 this season. An exclusive rights free agent, Reece did not immediately sign his tender and missed some time in the offseason.
With no leverage, Reece eventually reported in the hopes the Raiders would bargain in good faith and work toward a new deal.