Raiders No. 1 wide receiver Amari Cooper will be paid $7.2 million next season. They have six weeks or so to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option, which would obligate them to pay Cooper slightly more than $13.9 million in 2019. If they want to keep Cooper beyond his fifth season, the cost
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."