Brown signed, McClain, Houston remain


The Raiders announced the signing of Michigan safety Stevie Brown, taken in the seventh round of the draft.

All that remains are the top two picks _ Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain and Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston.

Houston said in a phone interview he was leaving negotiations up to his agent (Jordan Woy) but expected to be in uniform and practicing when the Raiders hold a double session a week from today.

Although the NFL released the Raiders reporting date as July 28, players actually arrive a day earlier, on Tuesday, and will spend Wednesday in a series of meetings in preparation for the first practices.

Coach Tom Cable will speak to the media Wednesday.

Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant is the only wide receiver to have signed so far. Last year at this time, just two first-round picks had signed.

As the No. 8 overall pick, McClain can expect a contract roughly equivalent to last year’s No. 7 selection, Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey received $23.5 million in guaranteed money.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Dude

    Ok, then youve been an idiot for weeks. Thanks
    for the correction.

  • Just Fire Baby


    We have went over this before. In case you haven’t noticed lately, we don’t do many things well.

    If we can be an excellent long-snapping team, I’ll take it. Baby steps my friend. When we start mastering the art of stopping the run and completing a 3rd and 8 pass, than we can move on to tackling the “waste” of a roster spot for a long-snapper.

  • Try Cheating

    BO, well we know Dude was not talking about you…LOL BSJ=ROCK!

  • Try Cheating

    Dude, return head to arse…and go away

  • J Wiggle

    You gotta laugh at the whole Condo thing.

    He should NOT be making a million dollars mayne!

    NFL long snapper ???

  • Buss and AD are no longer close friends as Buss is majority owner of Anschutz Entertainment Group the group that wants to put a stadium in downtown L.A.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Elite NFL long-snapper.

    What if our long-snapper was as good as our passing game or run defense?

  • J Wiggle

    I think it’s hilarious that long snapper is even considered a pro bowl eligible position.

  • That would freeze out A.D. Remember the lease extention for Oakland is for 2 years, effectively 1 if there is a lockout or strike. $5 mil penalty for breaking lease. AD loves leverage and will play off L.A. against Oakland to get a new Oakland venue. Past history proves it.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Why not? You got middle relievers in the baseball All-star game.

  • J Wiggle

    Just as ridiculous

  • bcz24

    Long snapper not important? We put 11 times a game!!! What if our long snapper sucked and put the ball over shanes head 3 times a game…

  • J Wiggle

    Bruce Campbell is a BEAST!

    DHB is a BEAST!

  • Buss is 76 yrs old and was busted for DUI 3 yrs ago with a 23 yr old girl. Buss is known to date girls over 18. AD must be jealous. All he has is Herrera to change his pads.

  • bcz24


  • J Wiggle

    So your saying that being able to snap the ball to the punter is a skill worthy of a million dollars and a pro bowl slot?

    I wonder what the other teams pay their long snapper?

  • Just Fire Baby

    The NFL minimum is like 300K, so at must Condo makes at $1 million more than other long-snappers.

    That is peanuts in the grand scheme of things. Much bigger fish to fry.

    I’m off to go save the world.

  • He should NOT be making a million dollars mayne!


    He makes a lot more than that I fear.

  • bcz24

    Actually, being that Condo is a 6th year player, league minimum is $600,000. So 1 million is not really out of line at all

  • bcz24

    Condo’s salary is actually $1.684 million, but who cares… not like its hurting the cap situation.

  • J Wiggle

    We should be able to find an undrafted rookie to snap the ball and pay him 100k

  • J Wiggle Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 8:42 am
    We should be able to find an undrafted rookie to snap the ball and pay him 100k


    Why should we need to look for a NEW player? Why not Bruce Campbell or Sam Williams or Ricky Brown or Brandon Myers or Travis Goethel or Daniel Loper or…

  • Get well soon! Al Jarreau collapsed last night while performing a concert in southern France, Reuters reported. He was taken to a local hospital, suffering from respiratory problems. The 70-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer is currently listed in critical condition. (Reuters)

  • …or Chane Moline or Chris Morris or Tony Stewart or Marcel Reece or…

  • HairyBush

    I guess I checked in at the wrong time. Jon Condo talk- yawn

  • M Lonetree

    so, if Samson snapped shotgun to Condo whereafter Condo turned his back to the line of scrimmage and long-snapped to a streaking Humuhumu-Bey for a TD (which I’m sure he could do as he is our LS extraordinaire)would that constitute a forward pass?

  • LOL. Only if HeyBeyBee held onto the ball Lonetree.

  • M Lonetree

    as for Bruce Campbell, even with his FB, TE, guard and tackle duties I would see him on kick-offs at the 20 yard line awaiting a pooched kick which he tucks away and then there will be hell to pay for whichever fool gets in his way.

  • bcz24

    We should be able to find an undrafted rookie to snap the ball and pay him 100k
    Rookie minimum is $285,0000…

    Its hilarious to me that you “Raiders Fans” can do nothing but dig for sh!t to hate on… Try hating on our record over the last 7 years… but really our LS? Thats ridiculous… go root for another team

  • M Lonetree


    I’d’ve thought that by now you’d’ve used your influence around Buffie and would’ve gotten Ralph Wilson to jettison Marshawn for a song so the Beast could return home to Oaktown. What gives? (Raiders do need someone other than MBush to tote the rock.)

  • Just Fire Baby

    Give Condo a pay raise!!!

  • Hello m Lontree!!!!


  • AND HELLS 2 DA YELLS Grads da Great can start!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hey BCZ24: Relax.

    And then eat some sh!t.

  • how the weather in Chi-town Bo????

  • RNOraiderFan

    Remember when the Raiders were the oldest team in the NFL. They were old but they won. Now it seems they are one of the youngest teams in the NFL. Which leaves us fans rooting and pulling for young untested players. I’m getting tired of these young guys letting us down.

  • Its hilarious to me that you “Raiders Fans”

    soo bcz24 is not a raider fan?

  • 4evaRaider Says:
    July 23rd, 2010 at 10:03 am
    how the weather in Chi-town Bo????


    Hey 4eva. Had some mondo storms last night/morning but all is sunny and humid now. Wont need to water the lawn this weekend!

  • I love going to sleep with thuderstorms raging.

  • Glad 2 hear it my Bro Bo!

  • r8eray

    Good morning Nation!!

  • we sign our 2 top picks….BOOM instant credibility on D,imo 8)

  • ha ha ha…. i dont need 2B retrained LOL!

  • M Lonetree

    and a fine wassup!? to you Senor 4eva.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Wow 4eva and R8eray!!!!

    Welcome back.

    Did you get my e-mail 4eva? This is your old buddy Vegas, newly relocated in ABQ.

  • r8eray

    yeah…admin had me out for a month. I guess I pissed off the wrong guy! Had to figure out how to get back on this chat! Man…. was that a mission!

  • VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    M Lonetree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    man Dudes….been a lil’ rough….but what dont kill ya make ya stronger….ya know!?!?!!!!!!

  • I’m getting tired of these young guys letting us down.


    It seems like the later round youngsters with little expectation are often surprisingly good (Schilens, MBush, Branch, Murphy, Myers) while the first rounders play like doodoo (DMAC, DHB, JaNormous, Huff).

    Al needs to trade down every year.

  • Vegas; No…. I did not receive U E ({

    but this is the 1st place I came 2 just got back in cyber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!