Unless you’re Bradley Northnagel or Andrew East, the Raiders signing long-snapper Andrew DePaola on Friday didn’t cause any jaws to drop, fans to high-five nearby strangers in Raiders gear or cause a rush on personal-seat licenses for the Raiders’ inaugural season in Las Vegas. However, the move speaks volumes about how general manager Reggie McKenzie
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."