It came as no surprise when the Raiders cut one-time starting cornerback David Amerson the day the league’s offseason officially arrived. The real news came in the confirmation that Gruden has finished the intense evaluation process that he started a little less than a month ago. The only reason Amerson’s release came in stand-alone fashion
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."