According to a report out of Texas, The Raiders have hired Terrell Williams as their new
defensive line coach.
Rivals.com affiliate AggieYell.com, Texas A&M's athletics and recruiting site, reported the news that the 37-year old Williams has agreed to join the Raiders and "would be cleaning out his office later on Monday (yesterday)."
New Raiders head coach Dennis Allen attended Texas A&M from 1992-95 and was an assistant coach there from 1996-99.
Williams leaves to work in the NFL after spending two years with the Aggies as their defensive line coach.
The Raiders confirmed the report with a press release Tuesday afternoon:
"Williams comes to Oakland after spending the previous two seasons in the same capacity atTexas A&M, helping the Aggies to a pair of bowl game appearances. Williams previously served as the defensive line coach at Purdue (2006-09) and coached the defensive line at Akron (2004-05) and Youngstown State (2002-03)."
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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.
Carr put that megaphone to good use.
Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.
The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.
That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.
Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.
Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.
In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.
Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.
That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.