Today was the final day that teams were permitted to have private meetings with draft prospects. The Raiders made sure to use one of their 30 such visits with a high-profile player that has been linked to them from the outset. Whether it comes to pass or not, remains to be seen. But the Raiders
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."