In news that probably didn’t even elicit a reaction from Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, the NFL has decided to eliminate two of teams’ four exhibition games, according to numerous reports. Per the reports, teams no longer will be asked to play exhibition games in weeks 1 and 4 of the previously released schedule. That
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."