The Raiders wasted little time making their initial move in free agency, as they pounced on former Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski in the first step toward rebuilding their dismantled linebacking corps. Kwiatkoski, who turns 27 in late May, started 22 games during his four seasons with the Bears. It wasn’t until midway last season
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."