Raiders Fire Del Rio

The Oakland Raiders are parting ways with head coach Jack Del Rio, clearing the way for a possible return of Jon Gruden.  

Del Rio announced he was told by owner Mark Davis after Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers in LA that he would not return.  Del Rio, who received a four-year contract extension in February, ends his tenure 25-and-23 in three seasons with Oakland.  

The Raiders lost their final four games to finish the season just 6-and-10, one year removed from a 12-and-4 record that ended a 13-year playoff drought. 

Multiple outlets reported earlier Sunday that the Raiders are expected to pursue current ESPN analyst and former coach Jon Gruden with a lucrative offer that could include an ownership stake in the team. 

Gruden has reportedly reached out to several assistants about potentially putting a staff together.  

The 54-year-old coached the Raiders from 1998-2001, going 38-and-26.  He then spent seven seasons with Tampa Bay, and won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers in 2003. 

 Gruden has been out of coaching since 2008.

 
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