Criner not signing contract over $14,000


Rookie wide receiver Juron Criner and the Raiders are $14,000 apart on the signing bonus portion of his contract, according to an ESPN report. Not a lot of money but apparently enough to keep Criner away from training camp in Napa.
The report said the Raiders are offering Criner a $144,000 signing bonus, which is in line with where he was drafted in April. However, Criner’s camp is pushing for $158,000, or $2,000 less than the player picked right before Criner. Such a drop in bonus money is the norm for players picked in the fifth round. Yet, the NFL Management Council calls for players taken with compensatory selections to drop more than the norm.
Criner is the only player on the Raiders roster not under contract. They already have signed five of their six draftees. The first practice is Monday.
The ESPN report cited the source as saying Criner “likely” won’t sign a contract until the matter is resolved.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn’t available to the media until Sunday afternoon. Criner could not be reached for comment.


Steve Corkran

  • Then there is a 6th rounder. Criner. You can’t even really call him a 5th rounder because the 5th round came and went and he wasn’t taken.

    Your ignorance is amazing seymour Biotch!

  • 89052RAIDER

    My friend coached him in HS and he was an entitled POS. In fact, he transferred to Canyon Springs HS after his 10th grade season and the coaches were glad to see him go, in spite of his huge talent. Criner is a gifted athlete with great hands, Hopefully his attitude will not prevent him from fulfilling his huge potential. There was a reason, besides his speed, that he was available to take in the 5th.

  • stablersbeard

    A fifth round pick holding out?? He doesn’t pass the dumbass test.
    Trade him now.

  • silverballs

    Al would have already made him the highest paid wr in the league.