The Raiders signing wide receiver Jordy Nelson made headlines, for many reasons. Adding linebacker Tahir Whitehead moved the needle among RaiderNation, as well. Trading for receiver Martavis Bryant and drafting offensive tackle Kolton Miller in the first round also caused quite a stir. For our money, though, the under-the-radar acquisition of Ryan Switzer counts as
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."