The Raiders tendered kicker Daniel Carlson in what counts as a huge win on a day in which they watched three of their other prospective free agents sign with other teams. Carlson was tendered at a second-round level, which means any team that offers him a contract is subject to the Raiders matching the offer
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."