Even though Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have made it clear that they consider Derek Carr the Raiders’ unquestioned starting quarterback, the Raiders head coach and general manager intend to meet privately with top quarterback prospects Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins before the draft. It’s enough to breathe life into the speculation that Gruden isn’t
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."