By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 1:16 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver is returning to the Raiders, the club confirmed Tuesday.
Tarver’s two-year contract was set to expire Tuesday but in news that was first reported by ESPN and the NFL Network, he signed again with the Raiders. The length of the contract was not released.
The Raiders confirmed they had retained assistant head coach and line coach Tony Sparano with a two-year deal on Saturday. According to the Raiders flagship station 95.7 The Game, special teams coach Bobby April will also return.
At his season-ending press conference, coach Dennis Allen said he didn’t expect a lot of changes on staff, although there was speculation the Raiders could lose some assistants because owner Mark Davis was reportedly unwilling to extend deals past a single season.
– Strong side linebacker Sio Moore was named to the NFL’s All-Rookie team as selected by the Pro Football Writers of America.