Dolphins lead cornerback Xavien Howard promised to shadow Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper wherever he went on the field Sunday. For the most part, Howard delivered. He intercepted two passes, one intended for Cooper, the other for Martavis Bryant, and announced his arrival as a legitimate stud. Cooper caught two passes for 17 yards and
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."