If you hail from the Bay Area and play running back, make sure your ringer is on. There’s a strong chance that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden will be calling at some point and offering you employment. Vallejo native C.J. Anderson is the latest such back to join the Raiders roster, as Gruden keeps searching
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."