Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock traded center Rodney Hudson, right guard Gabe Jackson and right offensive tackle, in large part, because they didn’t want to pay those players’ prohibitive salaries. On Tuesday, Gruden and Mayock showed that the offensive lineman they value most is left tackle Kolton Miller by giving
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."