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Raiders Finally Sign Top Pick Tony Bergstrom

It’s hard to refer to Tony Bergstromas the Oakland Raiders top draft pick but that’s what he was for the 2012 draft even if his name wasn’t called until the 95th selection. At least we can now officially refer to Bergstrom as a Raider.

Just days before the first practice of the Dennis Allen era it’s being reported that Bergstrom and the Raiders have reached terms on a deal. Bergstrom is expected to push veteran guard Cooper Carlisle for a starting job on the left side of the line.

That it took this long to ink a third round pick is a little perplexing which makes 5th round selection Juron Criner’s status as unsigned even more disconcerting. As you would expect Criner’s agent and the Raiders are talking but nothing guarantees he’ll be signed in time to participate in the team’s first official practice of training camp.

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