Photo by Brian Marchiano The Raiders and offensive tackle Donald Penn can characterize their divorce any way they choose but, the reality is, Penn never was going to be a part of next season’s team at his age, recent injury history and ineffectiveness and prohibitive salary. Hence, the news that Penn was released Saturday
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."