It’s obvious that there isn’t much that first-year head coach Jon Gruden likes about the 53-man roster put together by general manager Reggie McKenzie, other than quarterback Derek Carr, wide receiver Amari Cooper, his interior offensive linemen and one or two other players. To that end, Gruden has set about blowing up the roster and
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."