Jon Gruden’s late-season tinkering continued in earnest Wednesday, as he and general manager Mike Mayock filled the three vacancies on the Raiders’ 53-man roster and added three players to their practice squad. The newcomers are defensive lineman Olsen Pierre, tight end Eric Tomlinson and cornerback Nick Nelson. Pierre has 7 ½ sacks in 33 games
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."