Much has been made about Raiders first-year head coach Jon Gruden signing seemingly every free agent north of 30 years old. To be sure, he is guilty of favoritism toward older, experienced players. Yet, a closer inspection reveals some interesting information that goes beyond an arbitrary number. In breaking down the Raiders projected roster for
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."