Jon Gruden and his coaching staff have had a month or so to gain a feel for the 80 players on their roster. The time is nearing, however, when decisions have to be made on which 53 players to keep from the 80-man roster. Figuring out the proper mixture of players to carry into the
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."