Now that teams are permitted to woo prospective free agents, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Jon Gruden have shifted out of neutral and into gear. OK, so they’re only in first gear, but at least they’re moving toward the resolution of a huge, lingering issue. Before today, the only move made by
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."