Raiders hire Joe Woods as secondary coach

Raiders hire Joe Woods as secondary coach
February 3, 2014, 1:45 pm
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The Vikings were ranked No. 31 in pass defense, allowing 287.2 passing yards per game last season. (USATSI)

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The Raiders have hired Joe Woods to be the secondary coach and Marcus Robertson to be his assistant. The hirings were confirmed on Monday afternoon.

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The pair will replace Johnny Lynn and Clayton Lopez, who were not retained after leading the Raiders defensive backfield last season.

Woods spent the last eight seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He was let go after head coach Leslie Frazier was fired this offseason. The Vikings were ranked No. 31 in pass defense, allowing 287.2 passing yards per game last season.

Robertson has coached defensive backs for the Tennessee Titans and, most recently, the Detroit Lions. The Lions were ranked No. 23 with 246.9 passing yards allowed per game in 2013.