The Oakland Raiders announced via Twitter that offensive line coach Tony Sparano has signed a two-year deal to remain with the team.
Tony Sparano has signed a 2 year contract to remain the Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach of The Oakland Raiders.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) January 11, 2014
As the tweet says, Sparano will also keep the title as Assistant Head Coach for his two year deal, the same title he held in his one-year deal last season.
Speculation arose about the return of Sparano with news coming out that owner Mark Davis was believed to have only been willing to give out one-year extensions. It was quickly believed that Sparano may bolt out of Oakland and join Lovie Smith’s staff in Tampa Bay for more security.
The signing further proves that Davis is willing to give the coaching staff a chance with a full deck and believes in the strength of continuity among a coaching staff.