The Raiders made a bit of news Tuesday with the re-signing of defensive lineman Kendal Vickers, whose arrival soon will be overshadowed by the jettisoning of a handful of veteran players. The Raiders remain over the projected salary cap of $183 million or so by a little more than $4 million, with free agency slated
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."