The Raiders bolstered their linebacking corps by signing veterans Brandon Marshall and Will Compton on Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Raiders waived linebacker Justin Phillips, who suffered an injury against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden explored trade options up until the Tuesday deadline, but
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."