Clinton McDonald and Martavis Bryant were unemployed a week ago. This past Sunday, McDonald played more than any of Oakland’s defensive linemen and Bryant caught four passes. Such is the state of the Raiders as head coach Jon Gruden’s endless quest to make his team better continues. McDonald was on the field for 52 of
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."