Once news broke that the New England Patriots had released wide receiver Josh Gordon, the Raiders emerged as a popular landing spot for the talented but oft-troubled player. But head coach Jon Gruden might not even get a chance to add yet another receiver. Gordon was waived by the Patriots after a short stint on
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."