Reports: Raiders bring back Skipper, talk to Manusky for D.C

It appears that Dennis Allen is quickly putting together his staff over the last few days: A source told FOXSports.com that running backs coach Kelly Skipper will be retained and Greg Manusky was interviewed for the defensive coordinator position. The San Diego Chargers fired Manusky at the end of the 2011 season after being their coordinator and he was San Francisco’s defensive coordinator from 2007 to 2010. The Oakland Raiders were...

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Raiders: Dennis Allen’s “to-do” list for the Silver & Black

Here are five things on the to-do list for new Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie. Empower Carson Palmer The coach and general manager did that on Monday. “Carson Palmer is extremely excited about what we have going here,” Allen said. “He’s looking forward to the future and he’s excited about the opportunities here.” McKenzie inherited the passer, but he’s by far and away the most polished...

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Reports: Knapp joins Raiders to become off. coordinator

According to the NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, Greg Knapp has accepted the Oakland Raiders offer to become offensive coordinator. Dennis Allen did not give Al Saunders a glowing endorsement yesterday during the head coach’s introductory press conference. When asked about what he expects out of his offense, all Allen stated was, “We’re going to be up-tempo. We want to be fast, we want to be aggressive. You’ll hear me use that...

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Greg Knapp offered O.C spot in Oakland

Dennis Allen did not give Al Saunders a glowing endorsement yesterday during the head coach’s introductory press conference. And when asked about what he expects out of his offense, all Allen stated was, “We’re going to be up-tempo. We want to be fast, we want to be aggressive. You’ll hear me use that word a lot — aggressiveness. And I think that’s critical in the game of football. We want to be fast, we...

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Raiders TE coach Adam Henry heads to LSU

Adam Henry will be latest of Oakland Raiders staffers that will go elsewhere in this off-season of change. The former quality control assistant with the Silver & Black  in 2007-2008 who served as tight ends coach the last three seasons will go to LSU to coach their wide receivers. During his tenure in Oakland, he helped Zach Miller lead the team in receiving in back-to-back seasons – the first tight end to do that since Todd...

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