The Raiders played their regular-season opener without linebacker Tanner Muse, who suffered an injury in training camp. Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III joined Muse on the sideline for the third game. Now the Raiders face the prospect of playing without receiver Bryan Edwards and cornerback Damon Arnette this week, based upon injuries suffered or aggravated
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."