Part of the reason for the Raiders’ improved play this season owed to the attention paid to bolstering the offensive line last offseason. Already, head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock are taking steps to ensure that the offensive line will be stout next season. On Thursday, the Raiders signed backup guard Denzelle
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."