Two months or so ago, Erik Harris and Karl Joseph were penciled in as the Raiders’ starting safeties. A short time later, head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock signed a high-priced safety and used a first-round draft pick on another safety. What gives? Maybe nothing. Perhaps the plan all along was to
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."