The Raiders cut veteran wide receiver Ryan Grant on Wednesday and signed linebacker Justin Phillips from their practice squad to fill the vacancy on the 53-man roster. Grant, 28, was signed this offseason as part of the rebuild of the receiving corps by head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock. To date, that
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."