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Condo gets second-round tender

The Raiders retained right of first refusal on Pro Bowl long-snapper Jon Condo with a second-round tender.

It virtually assures Condo will remain with the Raiders unless a team is willing to give up a second-round draft pick as compensation to sign a long-snapper.

With three accrued seasons, the second-round tender will pay Condo $1.684 million this season, more than tripling his 2009 salary of $535,000.

The Raiders have already committed $2 million in salary to punter Shane Lechler and place kicker Sebastian Janikowski this year, each of whom signed $16 million, four-year contracts (with $9 million guaranteed.

Linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba signed a contract last season his agent said made him the highest paid fulltime special teams player in the NFL and is scheduled to make $1.45 million this season.

If you’re keeping score, that’s $7,134 million in salary alone for both kickers, their long snapper and a core special teams player.

Isn’t that special.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • jhill

    Vegas,

    As bad as Routt was in the slot, he was damn good on the outside. I think if we can all see that, the coaches must too. Especially with the improved pressure on the QB, and most importantly all the big plays CJ gave up all year. You know I’m one of his biggest critics, but I’d much rather have him back and starting on the outside than us taking a DB at 8.

  • jhill

    Add free safety Hiram Eugene to the list of Raiders who got a second-round tender as restricted free agents Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the offer.

    Eugene joins linebackers Thomas Howard and Ricky Brown, quarterback Bruce Gradkowski and long snapper Jon Condo in the second-round tender group.

    Per D White’s blog

  • jhill

    I think Langston and Alston will be resigned. No thoughts on the rest of the list.

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    I think a 3rd rounder would cost 1/7 of the cost, based on last years salaries, of Routt and would be just as good.

    Routt good on the outside?? He is OK.

    After 2007, when he started 14 games, we signed CJ and took the starting gig from Routt, who has only started 3 games since than.

    What has changed?

  • SteveAlford21

    Good morning, all.

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Look, if they want to bring back Routt I am OK with that.

    It’s just the over-paying for him. He is going to make as much as Revis made this year!!!!

  • jhill

    I think you should look at what other “no named” corners are getting as well. There are just no corners available and believe it or not, we could not afford to lose Routt. I mean really. CJ’s old and was dinged up last year. No other corners on the roster at all, and none looked worthy at the combine.

    I really wondered why we brought in Meangelo that year. I thought Routt played great the year before that. And yes he was good on the outside. Terrible on the slot, but good on the outside. Remember the pick he had for a TD that was called back? He started the last game of the season and there was NOTHING from the WR he played opposite of.

    I like him on the outside, think he should be cut if he has to play the slot.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Cut Jon Condo.

  • jhill

    Wassup Steve …

  • jhill

    It’s all about timing Vegas. If Revis hit the market this year, he’d make more than Routt would, by far But of course you know this, man!

  • Norco Bob

    Good morning to all my dear friends in here,..who I actually consider my family,..it was a long, lonely night without you.

  • RaiderRockstar

    good morning Steve.

    what do you think about all these tenders?

  • SteveAlford21

    Bob! I’ve been snorting Norco and playing speed chess all night!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Add free safety Hiram Eugene to the list of Raiders who got a second-round tender as restricted free agents Wednesday

    ***

    thanks for the info Jhill …

    son of a b!

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    I do like what Al did with the Morrison deal. I give him an A+ for that move.

    How can he hit it out of the park with that, and whiff on Routt and Brown?

    Here’s my odd’s on our tenders getting an offer sheet:

    Morrison – 55%. Just above 50/50. Again, Al, hats off to you on this one.

    Bruce – 25%. Not likely, but guarantee a couple of teams are kicking around the idea this morning.

    Howard – 20%. If it was a 3rd round tender, like Kirk, I would put him above him.

    Condo – 1%. Hey a Pro Bowler can’t be zero right?

    Brown – 0%. Nobody bit last year, nobody will this year

    Routt – 0%. The whole rest of the league is laughing. The only defensive player to recieve a similar tender, led the NFL in sacks the last two years (Dumervil). Routt may lead DB’s in penalties the last two years, while rarely starting.

    Eugene – 0%. You can find your 4th safety under your couch cushions.

  • Norco Bob

    Hey at this time next week I will be in Pheonix getting drunk in the cactus league…by the way, yes, since you asked, they still do deliver the beer to your seats down there.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Morris, Brown & Eugene should have been set free to test the market. they let Cooper Carlisle do that last year.

    result? came back to Oakland and re-signed for peanuts

    Routt should have been slapped with the original tender. for him would be a 2nd rounder

    anybody who thinks Eugene has more value than Morrison needs to be punched in the face. PERIOD!

  • Norco Bob

    I have decided not to try that Steve….will stay with what got me here,…if it aint broke…

  • Norco Bob

    Steve,…I just took my 1st of the day,..bout 4 minutes ago,..anticipating that feeling of it hitting me,..omg thats an amazing feeling…cant wait!

  • Norco Bob

    By the way Steve, if you make it to a game this year, I think I can fit you in row 1,…just bring some Norcos, and its all good.

  • SteveAlford21

    Vegas,

    The Routt and Brown deals were designed so that no one would make an offer sheet on the tender. We’ll be overpaying like hell and I do NOT like it, but I see the reasoning. The only player who got tendered and that the organization WANTS to be gone is KIRK… so they made it a reasonable tender. The rest are setting the bar so high that no one even considers taking them away from us.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Hey Bob, I hear they deliver beer to the seats in the cactus league. Is that true? If anyone knows, its Norco Bob!

  • RaiderRockstar

    at this point we might as well tender Alston, Barnes, Frye, Lawton, Losman & (Gary) Russell too !!!

    grandpa Al forgot to take his meds, didn’t he?

    I still think al has a better chance of turning the raiders around than barack does of turning around this economy. it’s not even close

  • SteveAlford21

    Bob, I’d love to come to a game or two this year, but don’t know if it’ll be in my budget. If I went by the numbers I’ve got right NOW, then I could afford the flight out, but tix would be limited to nosebleed section. I’ve been burning through too much cash on drugs, alcohol, and a woman.

    As for snorting, to each his own. It’s a more powerful buzz, but fades more quickly… but if what you do works for you, there’s no need to tamper with it. As long as you enjoy it and no one gets hurt, it’s all good.

  • Norco Bob

    Bo,..cant ya read?..I already posted that info.

  • Norco Bob

    I can hook you up a ticket, free,…tailgate included,…just get a cheap flight,…thats easy,..I just got a round trip from Sac to Orlando,..210 bucks…Priceline.

  • Norco Bob

    # 316 Bo.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    grandpa Al forgot to take his meds, didn’t he?

    I still think al has a better chance of turning the raiders around than barack does of turning around this economy. it’s not even close

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Stop trolling for political arguments, por favor.

  • RaiderRockstar

    :)

    love you too bobo

  • SteveAlford21

    Well, when I moved back to Pacifica, I let my car here and flew out because I didn’t want to make that drive again. Virginia to Cali was over 200 one-way, but I’ll figure something out. That’s kind of an offer that can’t be missed, ya know.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I really hope grandpa al can hammer out a long term deal with condo. something like 4 years 16 million with 9 mil guaranteed should do the trick

    I’d hate to use the franchise tag on him next offseason. He certainly has more value than Seymour, Dick

  • SteveAlford21

    Somewhat along the lines of Eva Mendes telling me I can do whatever I want to her… just as long as I find a way to L.A.

  • Norco Bob

    Book a month in advance,…however a weekend flight is more expensive,…but easy for a 300 dollar rt ticket.

  • Norco Bob

    My source tells me that all signs point to Gradkowski as starter for 2010,..that Russell will be given fair shot to win job, but nobody there feels he will even win back up job. Damn.

  • Norco Bob

    Adam shefter said the raiders will release fargas and Warren here soon, before bonus kicks in…per his tweet. damn.

  • SteveAlford21

    If only we could put Gradkowski’s brain into JR’s body…

  • jhill

    So I guess we’re taking a QB in the draft since Russell is going to be cut, Bob?

    I like Skelton with a 2nd or 3rd rd pick. With no other QBs on the roster other than Russell and Grads, we can’t just go into the season with 1 QB.

  • SteveAlford21

    I’m fine with releasing Warren, but I don’t want to see Fargas go… especially for no compensation… but mostly just not gone at all. :(

    Another Frankenback project: Fargas’s brain, Bush’s body.

  • jhill

    Releasing Warren would make a lot of people happy, and more importantly point to either Seymour at DT or Williams at 8.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Adam shefter said the raiders will release fargas and Warren here soon, before bonus kicks in…per his tweet.

    ***

    Jhill: that doesn’t sound anything like post #300

    weird!

  • jhill

    You’re a funny guy RRS.

    What part of 300 wasn’t true?

    Cable didn’t refer to Money as a team leader?

    or

    Is it you disagreeing with your boy Jerry on him being unblockable?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Seymour & Kelly at DT would mean more time for Shaughnessy, but also means we’re drafting a DE.

    Ellis is old & brittle. entering the last year of his contract

    Richardson/Gunheim aren’t starter quality …

    Jason Pierre-Paul (DE South Florida)

  • jhill

    RRS,

    Are you going to point out that I said Warren in his 11th year should be replaced? Should be a backup at best? Didn’t I say Williams should be one of the guys we consider at 8? Or maybe moving Seymour inside and drafting Morgan or Pierre Paul?

    You people!

  • RaiderRockstar

    keep Dick at end. get a real NT!

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • Norco Bob

    I bet the 3 qb`s on final roster will be gradkowski, frye, and some vet we pick up late in preseason,..russell cut in final cuts. And wont be picked up by any team…word…but the mans rich, set for life, and thats whats important to him, so he wont piss and moan.

  • SteveAlford21

    I really hope we don’t draft JPP… I hate his attitude and it seriously gives me pause for concern. However, if I’m wrong and his attitude doesn’t affect his play on the field once he gets a big fat contract… then I’ll take it.

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