Derrick Ansley will join Oakland Raiders coaching staff as defensive backs coach

Derrick Ansley will join Oakland Raiders coaching staff as defensive backs coach

Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden continues to flesh out his coaching staff in rapid fashion, as NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the team has hired former Arkansas Razorbacks and Colts running backs coach Jemal Singleton to the same role.

Mere days into his second tenure as the Oakland Raiders' head coach, Jon Gruden is already calling on Derek Carr to play more of a role on offense.

On the field, Gruden will take over for Jack Del Rio after the latter was sacked following a 6-10 season.

If the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation really wants to find out whether or not Raiders' owner Mark Davis has racial bias, they should just look at the franchise's hiring history.

The Fritz Pollard Alliance called Wednesday for the league to investigate, saying Davis may have come to an agreement with Gruden before the team interviewed any minority candidates, as required by the NFL since 2003. The following year, Davis hired Reggie McKenzie (a minority) as general manager.

Davis said at the press conference he met with Gruden on Christmas Eve in Philadelphia - prior to the Raiders-Eagles game on Christmas night - and was "pretty confident that [Gruden] was all-in".

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Bannon issued an apology of sorts, telling Axios , " Donald Trump, Jr .is both a patriot and a good man ". He has not said exactly what he wants in return for keeping the program.

Both the league and the Fritz Pollard Alliance previously declared the Raiders to be in compliance with the rule based on their interviews of Bobby Johnson, their tight ends coach, and Tee Martin, the offensive coordinator at Southern California.

Davis said Tuesday at the news conference he spoke with Gruden on December 24, before the game between the Raiders and Eagles on ESPN.

The NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In requiring that teams interview non-white coaches, the rule not only has a direct result on the coaching ranks but also gives minority coaches a boost in profile and puts them on the teams' radars for future hires.

Gruden's career winning percentage during his first tenure as the team's head coach.

Tom Flores was the first Hispanic coach to win a Super Bowl, while the Raiders also hired Hue Jackson as coach in 2011 and now employs McKenzie.

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