The latest admission by head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock of making a huge mistake in free agency two years ago came Tuesday with the Raiders trading right offensive tackle Trent Brown. The trade of Brown to the New England Patriots freed up $14 million in salary-cap space for the Raiders, while
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."