The Raiders traded wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson and a sixth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots on Sunday in a move that nets the Raiders a fifth-round draft pick, That’s quite a bit to give up for the flexibility to draft one round earlier. What’s worse, if the Patriots were to go deep
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."