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  • Raiders’ Tom Cable back ‘where I belong’ as Jon Gruden’s O-line coach

    Overshadowed by Jon Gruden's reunion with the Raiders in January was the return of another former head coach to the organization.

    Shortly after his own hiring became official, Gruden hired Tom Cable as his offensive line coach. Cable was the Raiders' head coach for two-plus seasons from 2008-10 - a tenure, and departure, marked by controversy.

    Given the option to return, Cable said he initially "wasn't sure" about coaching again with the Raiders. But that...


  • Jon Gruden ‘couldn’t be more pleased’ as Raiders wind down offseason program

    Head coach Jon Gruden termed the Raiders' minicamp practice Thursday a "final examination" - an extended walkthrough in their last session before breaking until training camp.

    The Raiders ran about 100 plays in various situations and personnel groupings to "try to create some muscle memory" before players disbanded. The team reconvenes in Napa the final week of July.

    "I'm really pleased with the offseason, couldn't really be more pleased," Gruden said. "We got a...


  • Raiders' Jon Gruden blames NFL for QB Christian Hackenberg's struggles

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Christian Hackenberg's release from the Oakland Raiders just three weeks after the team acquired him was more an indictment of the NFL system than it was of the third-year quarterback, coach Jon Gruden said Thursday. "Everybody is an expert out there on Hackenberg and thinks he can't play," Gruden said as the Raiders wrapped up a three-day mandatory minicamp. "It's unfortunate, this whole collective [bargaining agreement]. How do you develop a quarterback? I don't...