Jon Gruden has no attachment to defensive back Obi Melifonwu other than the fact that the second-year player is a member of the Raiders 90-man roster. Gruden didn’t draft Melifonwu, he didn’t pursue him in free agency and hasn’t relied upon him as a player in a regular-season game. Therefore, Melifonwu would make a nice
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."