McKenzie to interview Denver's Allen tonight, could offer job

January 24, 2012, 8:26 pm
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MOBILE, Ala. -- Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he will meet with Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen tonight to discuss the Raiders' coaching vacancy.McKenzie also told CSNCalifornia.com that no job has been offered to Allen, nor are they in any "negotiations," as reported elsewhere."I will meet with Dennis Allen tonight," McKenzie said during the South team's Senior Bowl workout at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. "And after tonight, depending on our conversation that's when."RELATED: Raiders' coaching search narrowed to threeMeaning, that's when McKenzie will decide whether or not to offer the job to Allen."There's no negotiations (right now)," he said.And the fates of the other candidates?"Depends on his interview," McKenzie said.So Allen, who will be interviewing for the second time with McKenzie, could lock the job up tonight?"He could," McKenzie said. "Depends. He's got a lot of stuff he needs to answer. Nah, it's not a lock, irregardless of other people's reports."The 2011 season was Allen's first as defensive coordinator in Denver. Last year his defense ranked 11th in the NFL.Allen's NFL coaching career began with Atlanta in 2002, assisting with the secondary. He then moved to defensive assistantquality control, with emphasis on the defensive line. He was hired by the Saints as assistant defensive line coach in 2006, then moved to secondary coach in 2008.