As has been the case for the Los Angeles Chargers with safety Derwin James, the Raiders have had difficulty keeping safety Johnathan Abram healthy enough to play an entire season. Yet, when healthy, James has performed at a high level in the 21 games he has played in his three NFL seasons, whereas Abram’s reckless,
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."