At some point this season, the Raiders are going to have right offensive tackle Trent Brown back on the field, dominating pass-rushers and clearing running lanes for Josh Jacobs. Next season is another story. Brown is being paid $21.5 million this season, tied with quarterback Derek Carr for the highest salary-cap hit on the Raiders
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."