Running back Marshawn Lynch and left guard Kelechi Osemele were upgraded Saturday, which gives head coach Jon Gruden access to all of his players for the Raiders regular-season opener except for backup running back DeAndre Washington. Given Washington isn’t expected to see much action this season, his not being available for Monday night’s game against
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."