No sooner had the Atlanta Falcons waived defensive end Takkarist McKinley, the Raiders put in a claim in an attempt to add some juice to their impotent pass-rush attack. The Raiders have nine sacks through eight games, with five of those coming from second-year end Maxx Crosby. Fellow second-year end Clelin Ferrell still is looking
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."