Washington cornerback Bashaud Breeland thought he had cashed in when free agency started. He had a three-year contract, $10.5 million of the $24 million potential overall value guaranteed, and a starting job with the Carolina Panthers. Then came word from the Panthers medical staff that Breeland had failed a physical. The Panthers promptly backed out
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."