The New Orleans Saints are tough enough to beat at full strength, let alone without your starting right offensive tackle and signal-calling linebacker. Yet, that’s what the Raiders likely will be tasked with when the teams meet Monday night. Brown and Kwiatkoski, along with backup right tackle Sam Young, were listed as doubtful for 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."