Conflicting reports continue to emerge about the status of four Raiders defensive coaches. The latest is that Chuck Bresnahan, Greg Biekert, Kevin Ross and Rod Woodson have been fired.
On Thursday, Yahoo! Sports NFL writer Michael Silver published a confirmation of an earlier report from Chris Townsend of radio station 95.7 TheGame that the four employees were gone.
However, Raiders Insider Paul Gutierrez indicated that a source said that while it is likely, their nameplates are still on their doors at team headquarters in Alameda and that Jackson gave the entire staff Thursday and Friday off.
Oakland coach Hue Jackson told a Sacramento radio audience Tuesday that he wouldn't comment on the employment status of his staff. Oakland's official Website still lists Bresnahan and the other three as members of the coaching staff.
On his weekly radio show on Sacramento's 1140 The Fan, Raiders Jackson also said that any potential decisions involving assistant coaches would be made soon.
"If we are going to go in that direction, it would be soon because I think that would be only fair to the coach and his family," Jackson said.
Raiders senior executive John Herrera said "that's not right" in response to the initial report, when contacted by Comcast SportsNet California.
Oakland allowed 433 points in 2011, the second most in franchise history. Bresnahan was hired as defensive assistant by former owner Al Davis in the 2010 offseason then promoted to coordinator.
Last season Oakland posted franchise worsts in TD passes allowed (31), yards per carry (5.1), yards passing (4,262) and total yards (6,201).