The Raiders welcomed safety D.J. Swearinger to the fold Monday, the same day that they worked out two other veteran defensive backs in response to a rash of injuries to regulars. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock brought in defensive back DeShawn Shead and safety Jermaine Whitehead for workouts in case
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."