It took Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie six-plus years to completely overhaul the roster he inherited from late-owner Al Davis. First-year head coach Jon Gruden already is about halfway to gutting the roster he inherited from McKenzie when he was hired less than four months ago. On Saturday, Gruden traded 2016 second-round draft pick Jihad
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."