Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reached into his bag of tricks Monday and traded veteran defensive tackle P.J. Hall in an eye-opening move orchestrated, in part, to send a message to the remaining players on the roster. Gruden mentioned last week in a teleconference with the media that Hall showed up overweight last season and
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."