Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock spent most of the past four months figuring out a way to replenish the Raiders roster, be it through trades, free agency or the draft. The past three days, Gruden and Mayock wheeled and dealed and ended up with nine draft picks in the seven-round draft. Now that those players
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."