Teams are required to account for only their top-51-salaried players at this point in the NFL season. For the Raiders, part of that figure includes $13.846 million for defensive end Khalil Mack. The question is, what does a contract extension mean for Mack and the Raiders? Well, let’s start with the Raiders current salary-cap situation.
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."