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Jon Condo will long snap for Raiders


The Raiders lost on Monday night in large part because they didn’t have a backup plan when long snapper Jon Condo left the game with a head injury.

They should hope that history doesn’t repeat itself. Condo is active for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins and Nick Guess, the long snapper brought onto the active roster as insurance this week, is inactive. That leaves the Raiders with the same general approach as Week One.

Oakland presumably spent a little more time in practice this week making sure that they were covered in case something should happen to Condo again this Sunday. Linebacker Travis Goethel took over the job after Condo got hurt last week and the Raiders botched three different punts on their way to a 22-14 loss to the Chargers. It wasn’t the only reason they lost the game, but it did cost them dearly in the contest.

The Raiders will have defensive back Coye Francies in the lineup after he was promoted from the practice squad along with Guess. With cornerback Ron Bartell hitting injured reserve, the Raiders had a need for a body in the secondary.

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6 Responses to “Jon Condo will long snap for Raiders”
  1. commitment2excrement says: Sep 16, 2012 12:36 PM

    Dennis Allen will be scouting the fan field goal pregame show for long snapping stand ins.

  2. dawsonleery says: Sep 16, 2012 12:38 PM

    Every position is important. Long Snapper should have its own position in Madden now.

  3. onderin says: Sep 16, 2012 12:40 PM

    Good to have Condo back but now I’m extremely nervous about special teams. He’ll be fine on getting the back to Lechler, but he still has to cover the punts as well and it has been less than a week since the concussion.

    If he goes down again and Goethal presumably has to snap again, Raider fans are going to freak out.

  4. raiderapologist says: Sep 16, 2012 12:41 PM

    Is there a reason the backup center or some other active lineman doesn’t practice long snaps?

  5. hoetoronto says: Sep 16, 2012 12:59 PM

    The Raiders will sweep the division this year and be a team everyone will FEAR!! Just you watch!!! Oh wait…never mind.

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 16, 2012 1:24 PM

    I’ve got my popcorn ready for this game. I wish the NFL Sunday Ticket had a Punting Zone channel so I could be alerted for all of the most exciting plays of the game.

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