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Gregory “starstruck” with Del Rio in meeting

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory said he met with Raiders officials for 30 minutes Friday night. Gregory is one of the elite pass rushers available in the draft and is expected to be a Top 10 pick. Oakland picks fourth. “I really enjoyed our visit,” Gregory said. “I really felt like there was a connection.
  • 7 days ago
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Q and A with #Raiders draft candidate Amari Cooper

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — INDIANAPOLIS — Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL combine on Saturday and cemented his place as a Top 10 pick in the NFL draft in two months. The 6-foot-1, 211-pound Cooper set school and SEC records last season with 124 receptions while finishing second in conference history with
  • 7 days ago
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Del Rio eager to see what Murray and Jones-Drew can do

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — On Thursday, a handful of media members had lunch with new Raiders coach Jack Del Rio. Margaritas were not served, so not a lot of information was shared but … there’s always something to talk about. Del Rio just finished hiring his staff and has been watching a lot of film, doing a “detailed” self-evaluation
  • 16 days ago
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Tim Brown says making Hall of Fame would be bittersweet

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Tim Brown likes to think he is running downfield open when it comes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting on Saturday. There aren’t as many receivers going against the former Raiders great this year, after Cris Carter got in in 2013 and Andre Reed last year. Brown is a finalist for a sixth
  • 30 days ago
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Grantham spurns Raiders

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who interviewed Monday for the Raiders defensive coordinator job, has to decided to remain at the school. Oakland offered Grantham a two-year contract, according to NFL Network. New head coach Jack Del Rio is expected to turn his sights to Seahawks linebackers coach and former 49er Ken Norton Jr., according
  • 31 days ago
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Raiders make it official: Del Rio is the guy

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders officially announced on Thursday that former Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is their new head coach. There will be a news conference at 1 Friday. “After a thorough interview and evaluation process, we are excited to announce Jack Del Rio as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders,” owner Mark Davis said
  • 45 days ago
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Raiders set to hire Del Rio as head coach

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders are set to announce Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach, league sources said, assuming negotiations Wednesday go smoothly. The team told interim coach Tony Sparano, the other finalist, that he was no longer a candidate for the full-time job. Del Rio interviewed for four hours on Tuesday night
  • 46 days ago
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Del Rio has long second interview, no deal yet

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie met with Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for over four hours Tuesday afternoon and evening, but hadn’t reached a deal with him to be their new head coach. It was Del Rio’s second interview with the team, and former Raiders Hall of Fame coach and
  • 46 days ago
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Del Rio gets second interview

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will have a second interview with the Raiders on Tueaday for their head coaching job. Del Rio met with Raiders owner Mark Davis on Jan. 3. General manager Reggie McKenzie was interviewing Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton at the time and will now get a chance to sit down
  • 48 days ago
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Sparano sits down with Davis today, Bowles update

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Three quick things from the Raiders head coaching search: Interim coach Tony Sparano has another sit down with Raiders owner Mark Davis to make his case. Unlike former Jets coach Rex Ryan, the Raiders had interest in Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles but were essentially told to get in line behind the Jets, Falcons, 49ers
  • 53 days ago
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