For the third straight season, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has made major changes toward bolstering his team’s receiving corps. He appears to have succeeded this time, though the Raiders lag behind their divisional counterparts. When Gruden was hired before the 2018 season, he promptly turned heads by signing veteran Jordy Nelson and releasing veteran
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."