Defensive end Khalil Mack was the first of the Big Four from former general manager Reggie McKenzie’s stellar 2014 draft class to depart. On Tuesday, defensive tackle Justin Ellis became the second member of that quartet to be told he’s no longer needed in Oakland. Ellis was placed on season-ending injured-reserve earlier this season as
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."