Lee Smith is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in mid-March and Clive Walford has played more NFL seasons, perhaps, than he has meaningful receptions. And incumbent starter Jared Cook is far from an all-around player. In other words, the Raiders are in the market for more help at tight end, and a team
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."