The trade deadline came and went Tuesday without Raiders head coach Jon Gruden making anymore player dumps as part of his continuous rebuild. But that doesn’t mean that Gruden didn’t attempt to purge his roster of even more players that he deems unworthy of keeping beyond this season. In particular, Gruden tried to find a
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."