The Raiders trading third-round draft pick Lynn Bowden Jr. garnered a lot of the attention Saturday on roster cutdown day. However, head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock made plenty of other news in purging the roster of 21 players. Once all the dust had settled, Gruden and Mayock got their first version
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."