It was clear from the outset that rebuilding the Raiders’ toothless defense was going to be the focal point of the offseason for head coach Jon Guden and general manager Mike Mayock. Hence, it’s no surprise that four of their first six free-agent signings have been defensive players. This time, the latest moves come with
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."