Head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock already have begun the process of clearing out free-agent signees from years past as a means of creating enough salary-cap space to bring in some new free agents. The first significant move came with the release of veteran wide receiver Tyrell Williams earlier this week in
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."