By Steve Corkran
Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 11:50 pm in Oakland Raiders.
New Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has added Johnny Lynn and Mark Hutson to his coaching staff, according to Fox Sports.
Lynn will be an assistant defensive backs coach. Hutson will be an assistant tight ends coach. Allen has not hired anyone to be the primary coaches at either of those spots yet.
Rod Woodson and Kevin Ross coached the Raiders secondary last season. There hasn’t been any definitive word whether either will be asked back for another season.
Lynn was the New York Giants defensive coordinator in 2002-03. Most recently, he coached defensive backs for the 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles fired Lynn after the 2011 season after the Eagles’ highly touted secondary, which included former Raiders standout Nnamdi Asomugha, failed to play at a high level for most of the season.
Hutson spent the past five seasons as the offensive line coach at Tulane. He finished last season as the team’s co-offensive coordinator and interim head coach after Bob Toledo got fired.
Fox Sports said it’s possible that Allen also will hire Clayton Lopez to work with the secondary. Lopez spent the past three seasons as the St. Louis Rams secondary coach.
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