Raiders head coach Jon Gruden held out for as long as possible, fearful of divulging much, if any, information about his players during training camp, particularly those injured. On Wednesday, though, the day of reckoning arrived, with Gruden forced to let the on-pins-and-needles world in on who is injured and the nature of those injuries.
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."