The final member of Oakland’s draft class to play a regular-season game, cornerback Isaiah Johnson, was activated from the injured-reserve list Monday after spending nearly three months recovering from a concussion and facial fracture. Johnson’s activation prompted the Raiders cutting veteran linebacker Brandon Marshall, who was signed last week as in insurance policy because 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."