Just before the end of the season, news broke that the Oakland Raiders exercised 2019 bonuses on four veterans. It was a clear sign that Oakland is keeping these players. It is also a clear sign that Jon Gruden is making all the calls. These decisions were made before Mike Mayock was named general manager
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.