A member of 95.7 FM The Game said Sunday that “a little birdie” told him that every member of the Raiders defensive staff was fired. On Tuesday, that same radio host amended that to say four defensive coaches were fired today, including defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan.
Jackson on a Sacramento radio show Tuesday said that he won’t comment on the status of his staff at this point. Raiders senior executive John Herrera said of the 95.7 report, “That’s not right.”
The coaches met with Jackson on Tuesday. During those meetings the coaches were told that any decisions about their future with the Raiders will be made sooner rather than later “because that’s only fair to the coaches,” Jackson said on the Sacramento radio show.
Then again, league rules stipulate that coaches under contract have to be told by a certain date whether they are going to be retained. That window closes in two weeks.
The 95.7 report today said Bresnahan, linebackers coach Greg Biekert and secondary coaches Kevin Ross and Rod Woodson were told that they won’t be asked back next season.
In other news, the Raiders signed sign WR Eddie McGee, G Alex Parsons, RB Lonyae Miller, OL Zach Hurd, DE Carl Inehacho, DT Jamie Cumbie, DB Terrail Lambert and NT Travis Ivey to futures contracts.
Those eight players finished the season on the practice squad. The Raiders had one week to re-sign them without competition from other teams.
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