One of the more fascinating aspects of Jon Gruden’s dramatic transformation of the Oakland Raiders’ roster is the bold trade out of personnel at some positions. Gruden unexpectedly replaced some productive players with hand-picked newcomers. Yes, it happens around the league. And yes, Gruden made these changes because he thinks the replacements are better fits
Bill Williamson has been a professional sports journalist for 28 years. He has covered the NFL for 22 straight years. He has been covering the Oakland Raiders for the past nine years, including seven at ESPN.com.