Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell on Monday reportedly turned down a long-term contract that would have made him the highest-paid running back in the league. Instead, he opted to play on a one-year deal that guarantees him $14.5 million. As of now, Raiders holdout defensive end Khalil Mack is slated to earn $13.846 million
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."