Linebackers came first, then the defensive line. Now, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock are spending time and resources on the back end of the defense. On Tuesday, they started the process by signing veteran safety Jeff Heath, who also shines on special teams. On Wednesday, the Raiders signed veteran cornerback
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."