Keith Smith has a stranglehold on the fullback starting job as the Raiders enter the training camp phase of their season. Anyone else that plays fullback for the Raiders doesn’t have much, if any, reason to feel secure in the slightest. On Friday, the Raiders signed Ryan Yurachek and designated him as a fullback, even
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."