Jon Gruden used a first-round draft pick on Kolton Miller last year with the intention of Miller being the Raiders’ left offensive tackle for years to come. Less than a year later, Gruden reportedly has a deal in place that makes Trent Brown the highest-paid offensive lineman in league history on the heels of Brown
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."