Now that the Raiders have turned their draft picks into actual players, those players have to be signed to contracts and those deals accounted for on the team’s 2019 salary cap. For now, teams are required to count the salaries of their top 51 players. Given that, once defensive end Clelin Ferrell, running back Josh
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."