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Surprise! Criner signs and won’t miss a thing

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 10:49 am in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • R8ER MIKE

    lol Mark…..isn’t overaction common place here??

  • Marks hair

    But its ok, I know it all comes from your passion for an our Raiders.

  • raider till i die

    Same here this us our year brothers were guna suprize some people call me a raider homer I don’t Cair I Just bet my co-worker 1thousand that we are going to make the playoff come on we are not gun make the playoff easy money the way I see it he’s a buccanears fan

  • Marks hair

    51. Lol. Yeah.. But I like pointing it out and laughing

  • R8ER MIKE

    * over reaction

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    I think Mark’s hair is overreacting right now.

  • Marks hair

    52..for our raiders.. Fu¢king phone…

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I promise to
    1- put a nug in every bowl.
    2- lower prices on munchies
    3- do my best to get rid of the Ghetto state aka Mich.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Raider O

    I want to be in charge of DHS!

  • Marks hair

    56. I just think the hate posts yesterday were pretty funny bud.. Cause all his haters will be his biggest fans if he can actually play.

  • TxRaider210

    O
    LMAO, down with Detroit!

  • R8ER MIKE

    lol O!!
    the job is yours!!

  • HayesDaze37

    It’s a great summer to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?!

    The weather is too nice here for camp…this isn’t some vacation spot. Oh, yeah, it is…but these mofo’s aren’t here for that (Jamarcus isn’t around here, is he?).

    What’s with all the cryin’ over Criner?? Those late-round guys need to maximize every opportunity for a payday…that $14k is real money, all you make-believe people.

    Criner might just be awesome. (Obviously) ReggieMac saw enough in the kid to make a semi-major personnel move by getting rid of Louis Murphy…a proven NFL receiver, if not a star, who at times could make good things happen.

    Replacing any NFL-quality talent with a rookie is a dicey proposition. Make no mistake, Reggie REALLY likes what he sees in Criner.

    In our imaginations, we see Criner as our #4 WR already…and the kid hasn’t done a thing yet. We see him stepping on the field, and instantly competing against (and burning) guys like Routt.

    But…let the kid try to maximize his first professional contract, at the cost of an average-priced wristwatch for an NFL Player, and watch and listen to all the whining about it.

    I’m here to say, Criner’s worth every bit of that $14k…and he just might be one of those rookies who come along every few years to make an impact at WR (see: Denarius Moore).

    Man, I love football.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Sorry Mark! I overreacted!

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  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    DonManoukiansNeighbor Says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 11:33 am
    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.

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

    http://youtu.be/r5CTKlF45Ds

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Don,

    DHS?

    Dept of high standards?

  • Marks hair

    And im sorry I have a touch scteen phone

  • TxRaider210

    O
    Can I run the Federal Reserve? I’ll pay your light bill….

  • Thec

    Just as predicted yesterday, the young man is not going to miss anytime…

    So at this point ALL you Semi’s and rookies’s can end the “diva” “donna” talk esp without insight as to what the REAL issue was….

  • Marks hair

    I hope reg paid the extra 14k.. Burn on all the cheapskates.lol

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    66.
    My wife agreed to walk into our wedding reception to the Autumn Wind.
    I bet I’m one of few who can say they had a full on Raider wedding.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Tx,

    I hate Mich (used to live in Ohio).
    O
    H
    I
    O
    Ohio!!!

    Go Buckeyes!!!

  • Marks hair

    70. finally a couple ppl come to my side..

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    O

    Dept Homeland Security

  • TxRaider210

    Marks hair Says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I hope reg paid the extra 14k.. Burn on all the cheapskates.lol
    —————-
    Let’s keep clubbing that dead horse, even though we know Reg won.lol

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    76. As my wife would say ” You can’t drag a dead horse to water”

  • Intrepid

    RaiderDuck Says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    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.///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Absolutely!

  • Marks hair

    76. It not about winning.. Clearly the agent doesnt think the comp picks get screwed in the new cba. Now theres a precedent to challange a bad rule and theres an awareness about it now.. Plus you always ask for more money when you sign.. Get the best deal you can. Thats an agents job..

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    -Fed reserve will have nothing to do with monetary policies. I will change the name to the Weed reserve system. It will monitor weed prices and weed employment.

  • Kirk

    Wide receivers always have big egos.

  • TxRaider210

    81
    Until they get clobbered and develop Gator arms.lol

  • TxRaider210

    Any sightings of Johnny Higgins at camp yet?

  • Thec

    Marks hair Says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 11:49 am
    70. finally a couple ppl come to my side..

    ++++++

    yesterday was quite interesting…

    We had ZERO backdrop intel, and yet the young man is a “diva”….ROFLMAO

  • Marks hair

    78. Of course ppl love to hate.. The traffic on this thing went waay up after the lol (holdout) was reported.. Mosty hate posts, and there was alot of ppl on that havent been around for awhile.. suddenly they had lots to say..

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    Kilgore in da house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marks hair

    Im looking at carolinas wrs.. I think murph will easily be the 3rd, maybe 2nd wr by camps end.. And if smith goes down who knows.. Could have a big yr…

  • Marks hair

    I guess peytons already blowing minds in denver..

  • HayesDaze37

    O — I don’t need a cabinet post…but, I’d take an under-secretary position (if she’s hot).

    Like in the new FDA…I could be in charge of the medical marijuana test program. Actually, I’d probably hire lobbyists to try and get the position made permanent (what’s a term limit, anyway?).

  • RaiderRetribution

    Hearts and prayers to Mr. T. Pryor and his family; just read he lost his father.

  • Raider D

    What Up Nation. The solutionto the Criner contract should of been simple! You split the difference. The player before him signed for 160k & the one after him 144k for a difference of 16k, now divide that 2= 8k + 144k = 152k…… Numbers maybe wrong? But I think you guys know what I mean……. Simple logic!! Raider On Nation

  • Raider D

    I say we don’t need Benson, yet? First we should hire who ever corrected TikI Barber’s case of fumbalitis & coach Godsen! I think Jones could be a special rb Sewell if he can stay healthy! Save the cash for a nt & cb & lb because cuts are comin brothers!

  • HitManMorris

    I would like to know the timing of this extra 14k. If Criner decided to ‘ask’ after we made the trade, he’s a douchebag for using that leverage.

  • Raider D

    MY condolencesto the Prior family. I lost my dad when I was 20.. Real tough! What up with our young drafted raiders qb loosing their fathers? Very sad.

  • Raider D

    Hitman the solution should of been simple, see my post above, but crime isn’t to blame! His agent is!

  • Raider D

    Any news on this lb we just signed!

  • HitManMorris

    I can see your point Raider D, but, the agent works for Criner, so the decision is ultimately his, not the agent’s.

  • Raider D

    You may have point H? I myself at 22 23 didn’t always make all the right choices. Very easy influenced especially that agent!

  • HitManMorris

    Very true brother, wish I could have back some of those choices, lol

  • Raider D

    I sure miss our old tee Miller? Anybody know if Ausberry has put some muscle on that frame?