Of all the favorable things that went the Raiders way during their offseason, avoiding injuries to any of their key players ranks near the top. In the NFL, though, it’s only a matter of time before injuries occur and the “next man up” isn’t a viable long-term solution. That’s where veteran free agents become so
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."