About this time last year, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock were wondering if No. 1 wide receiver Antonio Brown was going to be on the field for the start of training camp. They don’t have any such worries about this season’s top wideout. Rookie Henry Ruggs III and the Raiders
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."