It has been more than four months since Jon Gruden acquired a 2019 first-round draft pick as part of the compensation package for trading defensive end Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears. And it’s going to be a little more than three months before he has anything tangible to show for jettisoning his best player.
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."