Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock allowed a deadline to pass that guaranteed quarterback Derek Carr’s $19.9 million salary next season. They also have heaped high praise upon Carr, when pressed about Carr’s status as the Raiders quarterback. Yet, the impression persists that the Raiders are seeking an upgrade at the all-important position. On Thursday, general
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."