One of the few positions up for grabs with the Raiders became more clear Monday with the surprise release of veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara. Amukamara was signed in May ostensibly as the starter opposite second-year player Trayvon Mullen, while first-round draft pick Damon Arnette transitioned from college to the NFL. The move first was reported
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."