Reggie McKenzie informed long-snapper Jon Condo that he won’t be part of the Raiders next season. That left the Raiders without a proven long-snapper, as well as a link to the Al Davis era. On Friday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to release Raiders 2009 second-round pick Mike Mitchell
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."