Raiders hire Wylie as offensive line coach

Raiders hire Wylie as offensive line coach

Jan. 31, 2011
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Bob Wylie, entering his fourth decade of coaching football that includes 18 years at the professional level, joins the Oakland Raiders as offensive line coach.

Bob is a spectacular teacher, motivator and drill sergeant, said Oakland Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson. His vast knowledge and experience, including last year with a team inour division will really help us as we move forward in assembling a really good offensive line.

Wylie spent last season sharing offensive line coaching duties for the Denver Broncos. Asan NFL assistant with the Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears, he tutored seven offensive linemen who earned Pro Bowl berths. Wylie has also coached tight ends for Cincinnati and the New York Jets.

Before returning to the NFL with Denver, Wylie spent three seasons as offensive line coach in the Canadian Football League with Saskatchewan in 2009 and Winnipeg from 2007-08.During his three seasons as an offensive line coach in the CFL, Wylie was part of two teams that played in the Grey Cup with Saskatchewan (2009) and Winnipeg (2007). He coached players to All-Star appearances at every offensive line position (tackle, guard and center) in the CFL.

Wylie spent 13 seasons coaching at the collegiate level, with the latest stint as offensive linecoach at Syracuse (2005-06). He served in the same capacity at the University of Cincinnati(1996), Colorado State (1988-89), Holy Cross (1983-84) and Brown (1980-82) and wasoffensive coordinator at Ohio University (1985-87). The West Warwick, R.I. native playedlinebacker at the University of Colorado for three years before transferring to Roger Williams College.
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Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

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Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

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Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.