If the Raiders are looking for added salary-cap room, they have three obvious options: restructure quarterback Derek Carr’s burdensome contract; sign defensive end Khalil Mack to a backloaded, long-term extension; and cut veteran offensive tackle Donald Penn. On the flipside, the Raiders have a handful of players who are almost locks to make the 53-man
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."