Occasionally, the on-field production during the regular season validates a team’s low-risk signing of a veteran player during the offseason. That’s what happened when the Raiders took a flier on left guard Richie Incognito two years ago. Head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock hoped for a similar yield when they signed defensive
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."