The acquisitions of wide receiver Antonio Brown via trade and offensive tackle Trent Brown, receiver Tyrell Williams and safety Lamarcus Joyner in free agency obligated the Raiders to allot almost $50 million in salary cap space for them next season. Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock committed more than $30 million to a slew of other
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."