When the Raiders signed aging, injury-prone linebacker Vontaze Burfict, it was characterized as a risky signing. In some ways, perhaps, but not financially because the Raiders have an easy out. The same can’t be said of several other players signed this offseason. Take defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, for instance. He’s almost assured to make the
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."