Jon Gruden had no say in whether the Raiders drafted kicker Sebastian Janikowski in 2000. He had full say on whether Janikowski remained with the Raiders next season and, perhaps, through the end of his career. So much for familiarity, loyalty and sentimentality, it appears. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Wednesday that the Raiders informed Janikowski
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."