Now that the week of the regular-season opener has arrived, teams are mandated by league rules to provide more information, something Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said he was hesitant to do during training camp. On Tuesday, the Raiders were forced to disclose the four players from their practice squad that they want to protect
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."