Beating the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night in the regular-season opener didn’t come easily for the Raiders. The upset victory also came with a steep cost. On Friday, the Raiders announced that five players will not be available for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers as a result of injury. Perhaps chief among them is
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."