New Raiders head coach Hue Jackson is assembling his coaching staff, and although the Raiders do everything behind closed doors, two names have surfaced as candidates to become the team’s next defensive coordinator: Chuck Bresnahan and Joe Cullen.
Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports that Bresnahan, who was the Raiders’ defensive coordinator from 2000 to 2002, has spoken with Jackson. The two previously worked together in Cincinnati.
McDonald also writes that Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reported on Twitter that Joe Cullen would interview for the Raiders’ defensive coordinator job in the coming weeks, although I don’t see that report on La Canfora’s Twitter.
The names of five Raiders assistants were removed from the team’s web site today, presumably meaning none of them will be back. Those five are linebackers coach Mike Haluchak, passing game coordinator Ted Tollner, quarterbacks coach Paul Hackett, offensive line coach Jim Michalczik and assistant offensive line coach Chris Morgan.