Just because the Raiders have plenty of salary-cap space left on the heels of their free-agent spending spree, the trade for high-priced wide receiver Antonio Brown and paying three first-round draft picks doesn’t mean that they won’t look to pad that figure in the coming weeks. It’s never too early to goose the coffers in
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."