With a starting job in his hands, first-round draft pick Alex Leatherwood wasn’t about to hesitate in signing his rookie contract. On Monday, he did just that and now is free to focus upon replacing traded veteran Trent Brown. The Raiders used the No. 17 pick on Leatherwood in the draft last month, and general
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."