After playing all but three games in the past 11 years for the Oakland Raiders, Philipsburg native Jon Condo will not be re-signed.
The veteran long-snapper, who’s set to become a free agent next week, posted on his Twitter account Wednesday that his agent told him he will not return as a Raider.
“Words can’t express the gratitude I have for the (Al) Davis family. They believed in me for 12 years and it was an honor to represent the Raiders shield on and off the field. I will always value the meaning of ‘commitment and excellence’ and ingrain those characteristics in my children,” he posted. “Many thanks to all the fans for making my time in silver and black memorable. We shared many great moments that I will cherish forever. Raider nation you are the BEST!! Thank You.”
The Maryland grad was initially signed to the Raider’s NFL practice squad in 2006, and became their starting placekicker the following year.
Oakland had signed two long snappers to futures contracts earlier this offseason, according to the Associated Press, Andrew East and Bradley Northnagel.
Condo, 36, was an all-state linebacker at Philipsburg-Osceola, where he graduated in 2000. As a senior, he rushed for nearly 1,000 yards while recording more than 100 tackles and 13 sacks. He was also a three-year starter at catcher and the No. 1 wrestler as a senior.