The Raiders are eight months away from playing a meaningful game, yet head coach and Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock almost have enough players under contract to field a complete team. The question is, are those the players that Gruden and Mayock want on the field for the regular-season opener in September, when
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."