The signings of defensive tackles Johnathan Hankins and Clinton McDonald on Wednesday speaks to the ankle injuries suffered by Justin Ellis (he’s out until midseason) and PJ Hall against the Los Angeles Rams in the Raiders regular-season opener. The moves also illustrate how head coach Jon Gruden isn’t going to stop churning the roster until
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."