The Raiders have high hopes for Yannick Ngakoue. That much is evident based upon the fact the team doled out $22 million guaranteed to its newest high-profile defensive end. Then again, the Jacksonville Jaguars also had high hopes before they traded Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings after a training-camp holdout over a contract dispute. He
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."