In a surprise move, Jon Gruden traded wide receiver Ryan Switzer and a sixth-round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday in exchange for a fifth-rounder in next year’s draft. That cleared the way for veteran Dwayne Harris to assume a heightened role. Gruden said Harris is going to be the Raiders kick returner
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."