Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/28/12

With the players starting to report to Oakland Raiders training camp tomorrow and practice beginning on Monday, two of their 2012 NFL Draft picks remain unsigned. It is a mystery why third round pick Tony Bergstrom and fifth round pick Juron Criner have yet to ink deals. With the NFL Draft pay scale, rookie contact values are all but determined as to where the player is picked in the New Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Both Criner and Bergstrom are slated to contribute this season for the Raiders. Bergstrom will battle for a guard position and Criner is the fourth wide receiver on the current depth chart. If neither signs prior to the start of training camp, they will miss valuable practice time that will hurt their development. The Raiders' management showed faith in Criner when they traded Louis Murphy to Carolina earlier this week. Bergstrom is a valuable back-up at guard that still has a chance to compete for a starting role.

With negotiations coming to crunch time, the Raiders will have to put their foot on the gas to get the deals done this weekend. Oakland has been making transactions to free up salary cap space to make sure money is available to sign free agents. However, their first order of business is to get both Bergstrom and Criner signed and on the field for training camp on July 30th.

 

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