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Condo signs extension, plus notes

The Raiders announced the signing of two-time Pro Bowl long-snapper Jon Condo to a three-year contract extension Sunday, their second special teams move of the week.

Condo, in his seventh season out of Maryland, joins place kicker Sebastian Janikowski, whose contract extension was announced Friday.

Selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2009 and 2011 seasons, Condo was a reluctant snapper as a college linebacker at the University of Maryland.

“I hated it. I was playing outside linebacker and there was no other snapper and they just threw me in there,’’ Condo said. “It took away from the defensive side of the ball. The coach keep doing this and you can make some money, you can make a living out of it.’’

The Raiders discovered how valuable Condo was in the season opener last season, when he sustained a concussion on kick coverage. Issues with emergency snapper Travis Goethel helped contribute to a 22-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers.

The financial commitments to Janikowski and Condo, plus the signing of return specialist and coverage player Josh Cribbs, along with the addition of special teams coach Bobby April, illustrate the importance the Raiders are putting on special teams.

“There’s a definitely an emphasis on the special teams,’’ Condo said. “You look at the great teams, it’s good defenses and great special teams. It’s all about field position, where you start, and making explosive plays on the punt team or punt return, it’s huge and a momentum builder and it can break down the opposing team.’’

Terms of Condo’s contract were not available.

_ Quick hits from the Raiders training camp practice Sunday morning:

– Lots of players sitting it out either due to injury or getting a rest, including six projected defensive starters _ defensive tackle Vance Walker, defensive tackle Pat Sims, defensive end Lamarr Houston, linebacker Sio Moore, cornerback Tracy Porter and cornerback Mike Jenkins.

Also out was right guard Mike Brisiel, with the interesting shift of Khalif Barnes from right tackle to right guard with Alex Barron taking over at first team right tackle.

First-team corners with Porter and Jenkins out were D.J. Hayden (still in a no-contact red shirt) and Chimdi Chekwa. Kaelin Burnett replaced Moore, joining his brother Keith and Nick Roach as the first-team linebackers.

– The Raiders worked out defensive end Ryan Baker following practice because of injuries along the defensive line

– Offensive players wore silver jerseys, having won them from the defense during Saturday’s afternoon session.

– During a two-minute drill session, first-team quarterback Matt Flynn drove the offense to a touchdown capped by a perfect back-footed flip to Rod Streater in the back of the end zone against Chekwa.

Pryor led the second-team to a score, rolling right and finding Jacoby Ford in the right corner of the end zone.

– Left tackle Jared Veldheer was back at practice after leaving Saturday’s session with a triceps injury and getting an MRI.

– Season-ticket holders got on wide receiver Andre Holmes for a pair of drops during drills, then cheered wildly when he held on to one.

– Running back Darren McFadden continues to look strong as he always does during training camp. When games begin, however, expect most of the work to go to the likes of Deonte Williams and James Stewart.

– Practice ended with team sessions that were run at approximately half-speed.

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  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Pryor sucks.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    EXTEND REGGIE NOW.

    He’s doing an outstanding job.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Next question: Now that we know Gruden’s not coming back and Amy Trask is gone, what’s Norcos next alias gonna be?

  • Kamikaze_Sensei

    Really wish the injuries would stop, they’re rather annoying

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    What will the excuses be Friday, by some of u?

    “Pryor sucked because he wasn’t playing with the 1′s”

    “DA set him up to fail by calling a pass play”

    “Pryor 3 qb coaches he hired in the offseason were not allowed in the huddle.”

    Or the time honored Pryor sucks?

  • Just Fire Baby

    During a two-minute drill session, first-team quarterback Matt Flynn drove the offense to a touchdown capped by a perfect back-footed flip to Rod Streater in the back of the end zone against Chekwa.

    Pryor led the second-team to a score, rolling right and finding Jacoby Ford in the right corner of the end zone.

    ***********************************

    Great job QB’s!!!!

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Norco is Brien.

    Everyone knows that.

    Even u.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Checkwa thrown into action.

    That is the first I heard of him most of this preseason.

    Should get a lot of run on Friday.

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Injuries r part of the game.

    Teams with depth succeed.

    We have no depth.

    Just pray our starting qb doesn’t go down, because if he does we r in big trouble.

  • ballhawk2k

    Pryor will start opening day

  • willy91137

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    Pryor sucks.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    How do you know who died and left you be the quarterback expert

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Ballhawk2k Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    Pryor will start opening day

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

    No, he won’t. He’ll be a valuable backup with his own package of plays, tailored to his unique strengths.

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    willy91137 Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    the West Coast offense that Green Bay runs and the readers are running now is a short passing game

    and we will run a lot of that don’t worry we will air it out if we get a chance on play action
    *************
    Which is more proof Pryor will never start. Ever.

    His short passing game has the touch of a gorilla. Add a little hair on his arms, and you get my drift.

  • Kamikaze_Sensei

    Dr. Robert, you’re a bit nonsensical with all your pryor sucks gibberish. Doesn’t really do anything other than show you can repeat the same thing over and over again. I for one am glad he’s making progress, seems like he’s earned it.

  • mcfadden20.

    Chekwa situation is weird at some point he’s nowhere to be heard from like he’s not even there , then he’s playing as the starting corner next day , whatever happened to ADams though, he was coming in strong last year before his concussion problems

  • Plunketthead

    Norco is Brien.

    Everyone knows that
    ***************

    I thought Norco = Beech?

  • 0ak r8rs

    Did anyone know both porter and Jenkins were out? Getting 2012 flashbacks. I know they aren’t releasing info on injuries. But does anyone know anything about the severity?

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    His short passing game has the touch of a gorilla. Add a little hair on his arms, and you get my drift.

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

    Oh good grief. Would everyone lay off the racism, please?

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Plunketthead Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    Norco is Brien.

    Everyone knows that
    ***************

    I thought Norco = Beech?

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

    I thought Norco = Al_is for the longest time, ’cause they both write lots of run-on sentences and never use capital letters.

  • willy91137

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    And we will see Friday night

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Who’s the right tackle, Brien?

    Oh, that’s right, we aren’t having one this year.

    Barron is a log.

    U want him, right?

    I agree. Barron it is.

  • Raiders for life

    Will the autumn wind be a gentle breeze or a hurricane?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Kamikaze_Sensei Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Dr. Robert, you’re a bit nonsensical with all your pryor sucks gibberish. Doesn’t really do anything other than show you can repeat the same thing over and over again. I for one am glad he’s making progress, seems like he’s earned it.
    ===============================================

    You have to root for Pryor. He has done everything right since he has been here. I just don’t think he could hold up well against bona fide NFL ones. At least not just yet.

  • ballhawk2k

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    Ballhawk2k Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    Pryor will start opening day

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

    No, he won’t. He’ll be a valuable backup with his own package of plays, tailored to his unique strengths.

    ==================================
    You can’t stop the improvement of Pryor all people can do is admire how far he has come starter on opening day

  • Raiders for life

    0ak R8rs Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    Did anyone know both porter and Jenkins were out? Getting 2012 flashbacks. I know they aren’t releasing info on injuries. But does anyone know anything about the severity?

    #############

    Don’t quote me on this but I thought they got the day off.

  • Just Fire Baby

    whatever happened to ADams though, he was coming in strong last year before his concussion problems

    **************************

    Yeah, have heard really nothing of him so far in camp.

    Bummer if he fell off, he seemd to come on pretty well last year.

    Could have been a fluky month though. Happens sometimes.

    See Higgins, Johnnie Lee

  • …And Justice for AL

    Pryor is a leader, Flynn is a dweeb-er

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Kamikaze_Sensei Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Dr. Robert, you’re a bit nonsensical with all your pryor sucks gibberish. Doesn’t really do anything other than show you can repeat the same thing over and over again. I for one am glad he’s making progress, seems like he’s earned it.
    *******
    Earned what?

    It’s glorified practice.

    Hands off the qb.

    Tons of qb’s make training camp throws.

    A pass rush separates the men from the BOYS.

  • Breaking_Black

    Old men plus the Internet does not work.

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    …And Justice for AL Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Pryor is a leader, Flynn is a dweeb-er
    ************
    Pryor will lead missdick, kell, and priest into hiding with his ugly play.

    Heard lots of radio shows.

    Lots of interviews.

    Read lots of articles.

    Not a single one agrees with u. Ur delusional of u think Pryor can lead a girl scout troup, much less a NFL team.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Didn’t realize Chris Young is sub the Mendoza line.

    Kind of late in the year to be playing while hitting .192

  • Plunketthead

    I thought Norco = Al_is for the longest time, ’cause they both write lots of run-on sentences and never use capital letters.

    *************

    I dunno but when docnob attacks ROG he reminds me of ricohet

  • …And Justice for AL

    Wait till Friday! You’ll see, you’ll be sorry. Pryor is a BEAST!!!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    whatever happened to ADams though, he was coming in strong last year before his concussion problems

    **************************

    Yeah, have heard really nothing of him so far in camp.

    Bummer if he fell off, he seemd to come on pretty well last year.

    Could have been a fluky month though. Happens sometimes.

    See Higgins, Johnnie Lee
    ==========================================

    Phil Adams is out there. When you don’t hear anything about corners, they are doing fine.

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Breaking_Black Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Old men plus the Internet does not work.
    *********
    So true.

    But without it, kell has no life.

  • …And Justice for AL

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    …And Justice for AL Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Pryor is a leader, Flynn is a dweeb-er
    ************
    Pryor will lead missdick, kell, and priest into hiding with his ugly play.

    Heard lots of radio shows.

    Lots of interviews.

    Read lots of articles.

    Not a single one agrees with u. Ur delusional of u think Pryor can lead a girl scout troup, much less a NFL team.

    __________________________

    Maybe you should try watching football for a change instead of reading other people’s opinions and regurgitating them as your own…. Just a thought.

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Breakfast for some of u just ran across the green.

    Lock and load.

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    …And Justice for AL Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    …And Justice for AL Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Pryor is a leader, Flynn is a dweeb-er
    ************
    Pryor will lead missdick, kell, and priest into hiding with his ugly play.

    Heard lots of radio shows.

    Lots of interviews.

    Read lots of articles.

    Not a single one agrees with u. Ur delusional of u think Pryor can lead a girl scout troup, much less a NFL team.

    __________________________

    Maybe you should try watching football for a change instead of reading other people’s opinions and regurgitating them as your own…. Just a thought.
    *********
    Kind of hard to watch a game when none r on tv, right?

    Point was wouldn’t u think just one player would mention Pryor?

    Or one reporter would say he should start?

    Ur in for a rude surprise on Friday.

  • rudegruden

    As an admitted Reggie doubter…

    Its been a good week for GM decision making. Jano and now Condo. I was wondering if he valued the importance of Special Teams. I think these two moves I know my answers.

    Good moves Reggie.

  • PlunkforHOF

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    Norco is Brien.

    Everyone knows that.

    Even u.

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

    No, no one knows that because it isn’t true. So would you if you weren’t a trolling pimply wanker in his mom’s basement, too afraid to go to an actual Raiders game lest you get your A$$ kicked around the parking lot by real Raider fans who actually go and meet each other.

  • rudegruden

    Lets cut the BS.

    Flynn is going to be the starter.

    However, Pryor is sounding like he’s looking like a legit backup, which is great.

    I do expect Flynn to be pulled mid way through the season if we are losing and he’s the one of the main contributors. However, I don’t think DA is going to even question who is starting unless that happens or Flynn gets hurt.

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Told u, I like Pryor.

    As a WR, not qb.

    He’s just not that good.

    Conversations with myself r more challenging.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    rudegruden Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    As an admitted Reggie doubter…

    Its been a good week for GM decision making. Jano and now Condo. I was wondering if he valued the importance of Special Teams. I think these two moves I know my answers.

    Good moves Reggie.
    ========================================

    The other point is the players like what is going on. They like the attitude. Players have higher expectations than in the recent past. This bodes well for both McKenzie and Allen.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Oh good bush & doc slob are here to take third beatings.

    They said Pryor would never start hybrid offense won’t work & the raiders will not run the hybrid with Pryor.

    LMAO!!!

    Thee cats don’t know shid!

    Olsen is building the hybrid for Pryor as you read this. Once Pryor gets on the field in the new space age offense, bush slob & other morons will be fun to watch squirm

    Can’t wait for preseason,

  • …And Justice for AL

    You’ll see, you’ll be sorry

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Radio show host just said if Flynn doesn’t do well, that it’s obvious the Raiders will draft a qb in the first rnd next yr.

    What does that tell u?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Oh good bush & doc slob are here to take third beatings.

    They said Pryor would never start hybrid offense won’t work & the raiders will not run the hybrid with Pryor.
    =========================================

    When did we say that?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Oh yeah did I remind you yet that this is exactly what I told the raiders to do last preseason & I knew they would after watching rgiii Wilson newton & kaepernick!

    Wave of the future washing slob rude gruden & bush smooth out to sea

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Peace losers next time I tell you something bet the house on it & shut the fugg up!!!

  • The Famous Dr Robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Oh good bush & doc slob are here to take third beatings.

    They said Pryor would never start hybrid offense won’t work & the raiders will not run the hybrid with Pryor.

    LMAO!!!

    Thee cats don’t know shid!

    Olsen is building the hybrid for Pryor as you read this. Once Pryor gets on the field in the new space age offense, bush slob & other morons will be fun to watch squirm

    Can’t wait for preseason,
    *************
    What u mean to say is the only way Pryor gets any game time is if they come up with some gimmick plays.

    Get ur posts in now, missdick, because after Fri you will be MIA.

    After ur excuses, of course.

    Which will follow priests excuses on how he hates reg, and blames DA.