Two days after releasing linebacker Tahir Whitehead, the Raiders are slated to meet with a possible replacement today in veteran Christian Kirksey, according to an NFL Network report. In Kirksey, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, general manager Mike Mayock and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther see the possibility of buying low on a player who has
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."