Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Richard Sherman were there for the taking, and NFC West teams pounced on all three No. 1 cornerbacks before the true free-agency period begins Wednesday. The asking price for all three was too high for the Raiders’ liking, but that doesn’t mean the Raiders weren’t affected by those players signing
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."