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Gannon a No-Show for Raiders

April 27, 2002

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) _ Quarterback Rich Gannon was a conspicuous no-show for the Oakland Raiders’ voluntary minicamp this weekend.

ESPN reported last week that Gannon’s contract was the reason he missed an earlier quarterback orientation.

Oakland coach Bill Callahan wasn’t bothered by Gannon’s absence, but said he hopes any issues are resolved soon.

``I’m hoping to get him back by the mandatory minicamp or sooner,″ Callahan said.

Gannon, one of the most dedicated and hardest working of the Raiders, will make $2 million this season and $5 million in each of the next three seasons.

``It is a voluntary camp and he’s at home in Minnesota,″ his agent, Tom Condon, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Condon, who would not comment on contract issues, said that he expected Gannon to attend the mandatory minicamp in June.

Receiver Tim Brown also missed the Raiders’ minicamp for personal reasons, while kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Shane Lecher decided not to attend.

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