Raiders head coach Jon Gruden promised changes with his team’s defense after a third straight horrendous showing. On Tuesday, the first of what promises to be a slew of moves went down. Safety D.J. Swearinger, defensive tackle Terrell McClain and linebacker Preston Brown, all recently signed veterans, were released. The Raiders also signed placed practice-squad
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."