By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 5:32 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen dipped into the Houston Texans coaching staff a second time when he hired Frank Pollack to be the offensive line coach.
Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez first reported Pollack’s hiring. The Raiders have confirmed only the hiring of Greg Knapp to be the offensive coordinator.
Knapp also was with the Texans last season. Pollack replaces Bob Wylie, who spent only one season with the Raiders. It’s uncertain whether assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski will be asked back for a second season.
The Raiders reinstated the “coaches” page on their website. However, Allen and Knapp are the only two coaches listed.
Pollack, 44, spent the past five seasons with the Texans as the assistant offensive line coach. He played for the 49ers in two stints that covered 90 games.
In other news, the Dallas Cowboys denied the Raiders permission to interview special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis. League rules stipulate that teams can deny another team permission to interview a coach under contract unless the interview is for a head coaching vacancy.
The Denver Broncos denied the Raiders permission to interview linebackers coach Richard Smith. The New Orleans Saints denied the Raiders permission to interview defensive line coach Bill Johnson.
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