Jon Gruden didn’t have much choice whether to keep wide receiver Seth Roberts last season, given the way Roberts’ contract had been structured. But it’s a new year, and Gruden no longer has any salary-cap constraints when it comes to Roberts. More and more, it’s looking as if Roberts’ days with the Raiders are numbered.
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."