The Raiders had $30 million and change in salary-cap room after they released wide receiver Michael Crabtree and the possibilities seemed endless. Then Reggie McKenzie and Jon Gruden went on a two-day spending spree that delivered a pretty sizable dent to the coffers. On the same day that Crabtree was cut loose, the Raiders signed
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."