Andre Rison, Jerry Rice, Keenan McCardell, Joe Jurevicius and Jordy Nelson have plenty in common, including a late-career stint with Jon Gruden as their head coach and someone willing to extend their careers. All of the aforementioned signings that occurred on Gruden’s watch during his first tenure with the Raiders and his lone one with
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."