One of the players signed as part of the huge makeover of the Raiders defense isn’t even going to make it to the regular-season opener, as head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock reportedly plan to go another direction. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Friday that Gruden and Mayock intend to release veteran
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."