For all the negativity attached to the trade for wide receiver Antonio Brown, it’s worth noting that he did leave the Raiders with a huge parting gift on his way out of town. Now it’s up to general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden what they want to do with the unexpected windfall.
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."