The Oakland Raiders broke a decade-long losing streak coming off of a bye week by taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18. It was a victory led by a running quarterback and a swarming defense and one that wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicates.
Brandian Ross was picked as the Raiders’ starting strong safety Friday, ending a week’s worth of speculation over how the team would compensate for the loss of injured Tyvon Branch.
Defensive back Brandian Ross, offensive lineman Alex Parsons and running back Jeremy Stewart all have signed their exclusive rights tenders with the Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders are experimenting with new personnel at cornerback given their injuries to starters Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer. They are also trying to implement changes because their first two games have exposed gaping holes on both offense and defense