By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:00 pm in Oakland Raiders.
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.