Having a week off after a tough five-game stretch figured to do wonders for Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s injury-plagued roster. Just how much remains to be seen, as the status of six players remains uncertain. On the bright side, only wide receiver Bryan Edwards and backup cornerback Keisean Nixon have been declared out for
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."