So far, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock have been content to focus on re-signing their own free agents, while gearing up for a strong push in open free agency in two weeks. Meanwhile, all three of their AFC West rivals are getting a jump on acquiring high-profile players in advance
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."