Cable continues to add to his coaching staff


The Raiders moved closer to readiness for the upcoming season by adding three coaches to Tom Cable’s staff.
Cable hired Bert Leone as the defensive quality control coach, Rich Scangarello as his offensive quality control coach and Aaron Pelch as an assistant special teams coach.
Cable has hired 10 new coaches since he was made the full-time head coach by managing general partner Al Davis on Feb. 4. He also has reassigned five coaches to new roles this season.
In other news, quarterback JaMarcus Russell showed up for the offseason workout program Thursday. He reportedly missed the first part of the voluntary workouts so that he could be with his mother while she underwent surgery last week.
Cable started the offseason workouts Mar. 16. Players aren’t required to attend, but they are encouraged to spend as many days as possible working out at the team’s year-round facility.


No Raiders live chat this week


Just wanted to clarify that there will not be a live chat with Jerry McDonald this week. Jerry will be on vacation the rest of the week and our regular online live chats will resume on Tuesday, March 31 at 1 p.m.

In the meantime, if/when Raiders news happens, we’ll keep you informed.


Raiders re-sign Justin Miller, William Joseph


A couple of familiar faces unexpectedly showed up at Raiders headquarters in Alameda Monday morning for the first day of offseason workouts.
Although the team has not announced it, the Raiders have re-signed former Pro Bowl kick returner Justin Miller and defensive tackle William Joseph, which was reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.
With Johnnie Lee Higgins returning punts and Miller back deep for kickoffs, the Raiders had one of the more dangerous return tandems in the league in 2008.
Look for more details on the Miller and Joseph signings to come from Jerry McDonald.