The Raiders kick off their regular season two weeks from Monday night. Hence, the concern about whether defensive end Khalil Mack will end his holdout in time for the Raiders home-opener against the Los Angeles Rams is growing daily. As is always the case, it’s best to step back, ignore the rampant speculation and focus
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."