The Raiders signed veteran running back Doug Martin on Thursday in a move that is laced with all kinds of intrigue, in particular what it means to incumbent starter Marshawn Lynch. Martin, like Lynch, is an Oakland native, though he is three years younger, having just turned 29. The move also comes three days before
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."