Six teams currently have more salary-cap room than the Raiders, who check in at just under $70 million. However, with a few quick cuts of overpaid, non-essential veterans such as Donald Penn and A.J. McCarron, the Raiders can goose that figure to $85 million and more than all but the Indianapolis Colts and New York
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."