Linebacker Brian Cushing has undergone more than 20 surgeries during his NFL career, is 31 years old and is fresh from a season in which he missed 10 games as punishment for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. And the Raiders still should consider signing the productive veteran. Cushing, 31, has started all 104 games that
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."