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Surprise! Criner signs and won’t miss a thing

Everyone was presumably present and accounted for Sunday with the announcement that the Raiders had signed fifth-round draft pick Juron Criner to a contract.

Criner, a wide receiver from Arizona and the No. 168 overall, was a standout during off-season minicamps and OTAs and is expected to push for starting time as a rookie.

ESPN reported Saturday Criner and the Raiders were $14,000 apart in terms of signing bonus money.

Players will take a conditioning test Sunday, and coach Dennis Allen is scheduled to meet with reporters who cover the team at 1 p.m.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    O
    I think it would just be the fall out Reg had to avoid. To many other players signed and then you single one guy out and pay him more just to make him happy. I don’t blame JC for asking for it. But at the end of the day the deal is done and the media as usual has made something out of nothing.

  • EMRaiders

    Maybe he had a lot of past due credit card bills?

  • TxRaider210

    Dang-it Jerry, who won the money dispute?lol

  • EMRaiders

    what is the over/under on criner vs Mckenzie?

  • Just Fire Baby

    I wonder if anyone fails the conditioning test

  • Raidernationdave

    Smart kid!

  • Intrepid

    I agree. I think Criner and his agent did.//////////////////////////////////////////////////I wouldn’t be surprised if Reggie never even talked to them.

  • Intrepid

    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien

    #Raiders also announce signing of WR Dre Muhammad and LB Chad Kilgore.

  • HitManMorris

    Hope Reg set the precedent right here, no divas belong in Silver and Black, period.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Reg told JC he was going to make him wear a Mark Davis hair piece in the team photo if he wasn’t there today.

  • TxRaider210

    I’d say it’s about a 97 percent chance he took RM’s initial offer.

  • Intrepid

    Just Fire Baby Says: That is one ugly hat!!!

    The bill looks like those zubaz pants from the 80’s, lol.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////I thought so too, vegas. But at least he wanted one.

  • realtruraider

    Your comment is awaiting moderation? Fk that.

    I am trying to post a couple of Criners recent tweets, they show that he was getting caught up in all his hype. The dude would tweet story’s about how he is the steal of the draft and one saying he is the next Denarius Moore. Someone needs to tell him he hasn’t done schit yet.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    No doubt Reg won. But I question if there was really a dispute. I bet when JC is asked he will say they were inquiring as to why he wasn’t getting the higher amount or if it was possible to get it.

    Over blown by the media.

  • R8ER MIKE

    Good Afternoon NATION!!
    and my GreenParty brothers!!

  • R8ER MIKE

    Looks like we got a full house in Napn!!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DonManoukiansNeighbor Says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 10:50 am
    O
    I think it would just be the fall out Reg had to avoid. To many other players signed and then you single one guy out and pay him more just to make him happy. I don’t blame JC for asking for it. But at the end of the day the deal is done and the media as usual has made something out of nothing.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$

    Well said, and you have a point.

  • EMRaiders

    can we play the first game already?

  • R8ER MIKE

    *Napa

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    ODB!!
    long live the ODB!
    Where have you been? How are you, and I hope all is well with you and yours.

  • silverballs

    Hopefully Reggie showed the new Raider way – you perform, you get paid.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Im with EM….I cant fricken wait!

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    Just Win Baby!

  • Marks hair

    Lol… So many fools jocking criner last week.. A guy theyve never seen take an nfl snap.. I saw a few ppl say he is our best reciver. That he’ll be #1 on the depth chart and lead us in catches… I saw a couple ppl say he’s the next fitzgerald.. And after his agent askes for more money. A whole 14k, criner gets a tsunami of hate..lol…..he didnt even miss a practice…overreact much?lol

  • realtruraider

    Who is this LB we just signed?

  • EMRaiders

    I was taking a look at the schedule just now. That is one tough schedule. I think we might be able to keep up offense wise, but I really hope our D can hold off some of those offenses we will see. The first 4 games are crucial I think. If we go any less than 2-2 in those we will be in for a long haul.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    408!!

    All we need now is DMAC, Mack, 4eva, and F Pete.

  • EMRaiders

    #24 – did you and your barber make up yet? lol…

  • R8ER MIKE

    Doing well O.
    Beach party last night at Gray’s beach on the Mattawomn creek.
    Pool party today at the house
    busy weekend in redneckville!!! lol lol
    How have you been doing?? get that new car yet?

  • RaidingTexas

    Silverballs Says:

    Hopefully Reggie showed the new Raider way – you perform, you get paid.

    —————————-

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s how they bridged the $14K gap. Give him an incentive-laden contract.

    “You make X catches or Y touchdowns, and we’ll have more than $14K extra for you. Now go prove it to us.”

  • Marks hair

    28. I use the suck&cut..

  • realtruraider

    @26

    Well he was a 5th/6th round pick that didn’t sign until the first day of camp and the story yesterday was he wasn’t going to until he got what he wanted, I wouldn’t call alot stuff that was said overreacting.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    26.
    SD= Win!
    Mi= Win!
    Pit= Win!
    Den= Win!

    Looks like 4-0 to me!

  • EMRaiders

    Don, that is what my heart tells me too.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Rednecks know how to have fun. They work hard (supposedly), and play harder. lol
    All is good my brother, and I bought a VW (made in America) passat TDI (late June). We like it a lot.

  • TxRaider210

    I called the pal Charlie Sheen, and he has us winning out this season!lol

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    31.
    Watch where you put that thing!

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am
    I’d say it’s about a 97 percent chance he took RM’s initial offer.

    ==============================================

    You’re a little low. I’d say more like 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999997%.

  • TxRaider210

    LOL Duck You’re probably right!

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    See Jerry? We TOLD YOU Criner would be on cap in time. But would you listen to us? NOOOOOOOOOOO….

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    *in camp on time.

    Gah! And I haven’t even begun boozing yet.

  • Marks hair

    32. Of course you dont. Thats why you overreacted..
    He signed on time.. There was NEVER a chance of a holdout.. You guys just love hating.. It feels good to alot of ppl.. Jump strait to anger & hate instead of looking at the big picture..

  • TxRaider210

    Asking a rookie to take a fair deal is far from hating, in my book.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    No, we don’t love hating. We love speculating. I don’t know about anyone else, but I had a GAS posting about this all day yesterday.

  • realtruraider

    @44

    Ummmmm….. I didn’t overreact…… Really I wasn’t hating on him, I just said sign the fking contract and he listened, its all good.

  • Fear_the_eyepatch

    Can’t wait for the season. RAAAAIIIIDDDDEEEERRRRSSSS!!!

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    44.

    Duck it was way better than the usual hair pulling and eye gouging for sure.

  • R8ER MIKE

    very cool O vw makes some nice cars!!!
    I guess since PrezDMAC is still a.w.o.l.
    you SIR are now the president of the GreenParty!!
    long live Prez O!!

  • Marks hair

    43. Reg asked him to take the deal. The ppl im mocking talked shlt about criner. Name calling.. Comparisons to jawalrus.. Angry talk about hoping reg sets him up to get lit up by bigger player.. Talk of hazing him.. Reg was a patient professional.. But most of the fan reaction yesterday was hateful & sad.. they/you totally overreacted.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    The Autumn Wind is a pirate
    Blustering in from sea
    With a rollicking song he sweeps along
    swaggering boisterously
    His face is weather beaten
    He wears a hooded sash
    With his silver hat about his head
    And a bristly black moustache
    He growls as he storms the country
    A villain big and bold
    And the trees all shake and quiver and quake
    As he robs them of their gold
    The Autumn wind is a Raider
    Pillaging just for fun
    He’ll knock you ’round and upside down
    And laugh when he’s conquered and won.