Report: McKenzie to interview Denver coordinators

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Report: McKenzie to interview Denver coordinators

New Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie reportedly flew to Denver Tuesday to interview the Broncos' offensive and defensive coordinators as candidates for Oakland's head coaching position.

It was reported Monday that the Raiders had sought and received permission from Denver to speak with the two coaches -- offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

Tuesday afternoon Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times published the news about McKenzie's trip during a chat, then followed up by posting the following message on his Twitter feed:

Reggie McKenzie on his way to Denver to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

According to the Denver Post, McCoy spent Monday in South Florida interviewing with the Dolphins for Miami's head coaching job while Allen interviewed with the Rams last Thursday.

McCoy is rumored to be a candidate for the head coaching vacancy in Tampa as well.

Allen previously coached for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Tulsa University and his alma mater, Texas A&M University. He was hired by Denver to run the defense in January 2011.

McCoy, a Novato native, has been Denver's O-coordinator since 2009. He started his college career as a quarterback for the legendary George Allen at Long Beach State before transferring to Utah.

His time with the Utes ended in dramatic fashion when he threw a game winning, 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Dyson in the final minute to give Utah a 16-13 win against Arizona in the 1994 Freedom Bowl.

Patriots place Gronkowski on season-ending IR

Patriots place Gronkowski on season-ending IR

The Patriots have placed Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, officially ending the injured tight end's season. 

The Patriots have added running back D.J. Foster to the 53-man roster.

Gronkowski underwent surgery on his back Friday in Los Angeles. There was some hope he might be able to return if the Patriots reached the Super Bowl, but this move ends that.

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Raiders put Hayden on IR, sign defensive lineman to active roster

Raiders put Hayden on IR, sign defensive lineman to active roster

ALAMEDA -- The Oakland Raiders have signed DL Branden Jackson to the active roster and placed CB DJ Hayden on the Reserve/Injured List, the club announced Saturday.

Jackson originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 16 of this year after participating on a tryout basis at the team’s rookie mini-camp. After participating in the offseason program and training camp with the team, he was waived on Sept. 3 and signed to the practice squad the next day, where he spent the first 12 weeks of the regular season.

The 6-foot-4, 268-pounder played four years at Texas Tech, seeing action in 51 games with 38 starts. Jackson totaled 138 tackles (97 solo), 11 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed.

Oakland Raiders media services.