When the Raiders and new head coach Dennis Allen hired Greg Knapp to return to the team as offensive coordinator, it appeared that Al Saunders, the offensive coordinator in 2011, wouldn’t return.
But he will.
The team announced Wednesday that Saunders will remain, with the title of “senior offensive assistant.”
The hiring of Knapp suggests that the Raiders will return to the West Coast offense. Saunders’ return could be an indication that he’ll have a big role in helping quarterback Carson Palmer transition away from the offense with which he was familiar in Cincinnati.