Photo by USA Today In 2012, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie purged his roster of numerous veterans in an effort to get the salary cap in order. His glaring mistake was exercising the option of defensive tackle Richard Seymour, which obligated the Raiders to pay the past-his-prime player $15 million that season and account
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."