The never-ending quest by head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock to bolster a defense devoid of consistent playmakers turned to veteran linebacker Preston Brown on Monday, with the former Bills and Bengals standout being signed for the remainder of the season. Brown, who turned 27 last month, started eight of the nine
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."