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Raiders live chat here on Tuesday at noon

Join Steve Corkran for some Raiders talk during a live chat at noon on Tuesday. Amng other topics, Steve will be discussing the hiring of new defensive coordinator Jason Tarver.

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Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2012
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Raiders make Tarver official as DC

The Raiders confirmed the hiring of former 49ers and Stanford assistant coach Jason Tarver to be their defensive coordinator Monday as coach Dennis Allen continues to put his staff together.
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Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2012
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Stanford’s Tarver on Raiders’ radar?

Stanford co-defensive coordinator Jason Tarver is under consideration to be the defensive coordinator of the Raiders, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Posted on Saturday, February 4th, 2012
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Los Angeles suddenly long-shot option for Raiders

Raiders owner Mark Davis said Jan. 10 that he already has received offers from investors who want to build stadiums in the Los Angeles area about the prospect of the Raiders relocating to the part of the state they left after the 1994 season.
Davis declined to go into specifics. However, he made it abundantly clear that Los Angeles remains a viable option as long as the Raiders don’t have a better option than the Oakland Coliseum in its current state.
“Los Angeles is a possibility,” Davis said. “Wherever’s a possibility. We need a stadium.”
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell splahsed a tub of cold water on the Raiders, or any other NFL team, moving to Los Angeles by saying, “We want to keep our teams where they are.”
Further, Goodell said if the NFL returns to Los Angeles at some point, it likely would be with one or two expansion teams.
The Raiders lease extension with the Coliseum expires after the 2013 season. At this point, their options are: sign an extension or find a way to get a new stadium built.
The 49ers moved closer to getting their new stadium by receiving a $200 million loan from the NFL, with no language providing the 49ers be joint tenants with the Raiders.
Not that that matters anyway. The 49ers and Raiders want their own stadiums. Until now, Los Angeles seemed like the Raiders’ best option.
“There’s offers on the table, but I wouldn’t talk about them,” Davis said of Los Angeles. “If there was an offer that we liked, we would’ve taken it. Let me put it that way. And there’s not.”
The clock is ticking.

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Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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Raiders make Hoffman’s hire official

The Raiders confirmed the hiring of special teams coach Steve Hoffman on their Web site and through their Twitter account and a press release.
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Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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Griffith added to staff

Former Raiders fullback Justin Griffith has been added to the coaching staff as a quality control coach, the club announced while confirming several staff hires.
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Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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Raiders interested in Packers assistant

The Raiders reportedly have requested permission to speak with Green Bay Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. about the Raiders defensive coordinator vacancy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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Wisniewski retained on Allen’s staff

Not sure how the responsibilities will break down with offensive line hire Frank Pollack, but the Raiders have retained the services of assistant line coach Steve Wisniewski.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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Fassel replacement hired; Saunders on the move

Dennis Allen once again is sticking within the AFC, with particular interest within the AFC West, when it comes to hiring assistant coaches. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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Wylie out, Pollack in

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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