The Raiders have been slow to jump into the deep end of free agency this offseason. Be it by design, lack of sarlay-cap space or a slow trigger finger, it seems as if the rest of the league added several big-name players while the Raiders re-signed two blocking tight ends and a journeyman wide receiver.
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."