Defensive end Khalil Mack wasn’t the only Raiders holdout Saturday, as it turned out. Mack didn’t show up for his team’s game against the Los Angeles Rams by choice. Most of his fellow starters were held out as a result of a calculated decision by head coach Jon Gruden. Rams head coach Sean McVay opted
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."