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Raiders sign Bergstrom, set sights on Criner

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 9:40 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders signed third-round draft pick Tony Bergstrom on the eve of training camp, as expected. That leaves wide receiver Juron Criner as the only unsigned player on Oakland’s roster.
As was the case with Bergstrom, the Raiders aren’t expected to have any difficulty getting Criner under contract and on the field in Napa on time for camp.
Bergstrom is being looked at as a guard for now. He is capable of playing guard and tackle. He was Oakland’s top pick in this year’s NFL draft, with the final selection of the third round.

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  • DJ Johnny

    This didn’t have to become public and now an “issue”. They should’ve worked something out behind closed doors…c’mon 14k???

    I’m not saying Reggie is being a stubborn egomaniac, but this Criner thing has started off on the wrong foot for sure.

    Reggie should not give in at this point, I agree with that…now that it’s “out there”, but this shouldn’t have gotten this far over this amount.

  • Marks hair

    He is slotted to get what he’s asking for.. But reg wants to pay only what the league says he has to. As a compensatory pick, he isnt due they pay slot between #32 of his rd & #1 of the next rd. comp picks get screwed by rule.. But reg should do the right thing and pay him as if he was a regular pick..

  • TxRaider210

    O
    Damn right they should, and it’d send a message to Criner that he hasn’t won the job yet.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Whut up HO?

  • lefty12

    Read the damn article.Reggie is offering exactly what the league says he should get per his slot.If he doesn’t want to sign we still hold his rights for this year.Do you honestly think he’d get more next year?He was essentially a 6th round pick-not a 1st or 2nd rd pick.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Raider O Says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Marks Hair Says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    83. It might be his only contract..
    $$$$$$$$$$$
    Great point. I think Reggie should give it to him. He is not asking for much, and he is not asking for 3rd or 4th round money.
    Pay the man!!
    ===========================================

    You can’t just “pay the man”. It’s not about 14 grrr. There is a new system in place that pays new players according to their draft slot status. As soon as one team ignores that it sets a precedent, and then all bets are off and players can start screwing around and demanding whatever they want even tho they have not played a down which is what the league is trying to stop. Don’t be a dummass.

  • DJ Johnny

    Well Jerry basically made fun of anyone worried about this Criner thing. Then again, who would have a imagined a contract dispute over 14,000.

  • TxRaider210

    Reg has all the leverage against a talented Rookie, Criner needs to take the deal asap.

  • Raidernationdave

    Raider O Says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    Whut up HO?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Just finishing up a rather fk’d up month slinging the Korean metal.

  • Marks hair

    Read the last paragragh of the artical. He just wants to get paid in line with the other picks… Its like giving one of your kid less allowance because he has freckles..

  • TxRaider210

    How many people here would now rather get maybe a Burris jersey instead of Criner?…maybe not many, but he’s losing cash as we blog.imo

  • DJ Johnny

    102.Marks hair Says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    He is slotted to get what he’s asking for.. But reg wants to pay only what the league says he has to. As a compensatory pick, he isnt due they pay slot between #32 of his rd & #1 of the next rd. comp picks get screwed by rule.. But reg should do the right thing and pay him as if he was a regular pick..

    Couldn’t Reggie add some incentives to the deal and settle this without having to set a precedent of caving in.

  • RaiderRetribution

    I wonder if Criner realizes the 14g’s after the agents % (700), taxes (5600) It’s only 7700 dollars.

    Sign the contract get to camp, being on the bench will cost Criner millions.

  • TxRaider210

    I’m sure RM has explained the bigger picture to Criner, he must have a douchey agent.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    New post.

  • Marks hair

    Sure.. But I dont really see it as caving in.. if the first pic gets 1 dollar, and the third pic get 3 dollars then criner the hypothetical second pic, should get 2 dollars whether he’s a compensatory pic or not…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Talk about jumping over a $20 to grab a $5.

    14K after taxes and agent fee’s and union dues, insurance, etc, is probably around half of that.

    All these guys, be it top 10 picks or 5th rounders, need to get their azz in camp, in the good graces of the organization, and try to get to that BIG payday, which is your 2nd NFL contract.

    The Reggie has spoken, and he will not give in, nor should he. He folds, and it has a domino effect league-wide.

  • TxRaider210

    That’s plenty of cash for Criner to live a nice lifestyle and prove he’s worth big money.

  • lefty12

    JFB,too bad some can’t understand this part.
    ===========================
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    The Reggie has spoken, and he will not give in, nor should he. He folds, and it has a domino effect league-wide

  • blackandsilverside

    I don’t blame Reggie for low balling this kid Criner. If Criner won’t give in here he is only committing professional suicide. If I was a GM and was witnessing what was going on here I wouldn’t touch Criner with a ten foot pole. He’s acting like Randy Moss and TO combined. Such behavior bodes badly; what will Criner be like once he has some success?

    Reggie is a cheap ass and good enought for him. Gone are the days when idiot AD will offer a water boy a million buck to fetch for the season.

    If I were Reggie, if Criner didn’t show up in camp, I would kick him to the curb. My next target would be the big, lousy chlub, Seymour.