The Raiders could use some leverage in their stalemate with holdout defensive end Khalil Mack, who has refused to be with the team this year until he receives a long-term extension. Rookie end Arden Key provided a bit Friday night, though it’s going to take far more than that to get Mack to budge. Key
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."