Just before free agency started last year, the Raiders engineered a trade that sent past-his-prime left guard Kelechi Osemele to the New York Jets in what amounted to a salary dump. Right guard Gabe Jackson is the prime candidate to suffer such a fate this offseason. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike
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."