Veteran cornerback Robert Alford’s unemployment lasted about 48 hours before the Arizona Cardinals swooped in Thursday and handed him a three-year contract that guarantees him $13.5 million and the chance to net as much as $24 million. He could have helped the Raiders, but now that he’s gone coach Jon Gruden can shift his focus
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."