Photo by USA Today Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots don’t let many standout players get away. The rare exception is on the verge of occurring with defensive end Trey Flowers in line for a huge contract and the Patriots tight on salary-cap room. If Flowers hits the open market, Raiders coach Jon Gruden
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."