The Raiders began the day with Derek Carr and DeShone Kizer as the only quarterbacks on the roster. By day’s end Monday, they were joined by veterans Marcus Mariota and Nathan Peterman. The Peterman signing was a formality, as he was a restricted free agent and at the whims of Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.
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."