Yet, Joseph isn’t apt to be shown the door a la other Reggie McKenzie draft picks because of the fact he has a massive dead-cap figure, unlike defensive linemen Mario Edwards Jr. and Jihad Ward, safety Obi Melifonwu, linebacker Shilique Calhoun and tight end Clive Walford. Cutting those five players cost the Raiders a tad
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."