As expected, the two cornerbacks eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft were taken Wednesday. The Raiders opted to let both players be selected by other teams and enter training camp with the cornerbacks already on their roster. The Raiders had the first crack at Beal and the four other players available Wednesday, given the results
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."