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Gruden's Raiders reboot begins with investigation demand, coach bailing

Gruden's Raiders reboot begins with investigation demand, coach bailing

It was thought that the Raiders had complied with this after Oakland's general manager, Reggie McKenzie interviewed the team's tight ends coach, Bobby Johnson and USC offensive coordinator, Tee Martin before announcing that John Gruden was to be appointed last Saturday.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will take on more responsibilities at the line of scrimmage, new head coach Jon Gruden said. However, those interviews may have been conducted after an agreement had already been made with Gruden.

The league's announcement came a day after the Fritz Pollard Alliance, the diversity group that works closely with the NFL on its minority hiring, called for the Raiders to be investigated for a possible violation of the Rooney Rule.

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis was relentless in his pursuit of Jon Gruden - perhaps too relentless.

The Rooney Rule requires teams to interview at least one person from a minority background for each head coaching or senior football operations position. Shell returned for a second stint with the team in 2006.

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An investigation into the Raiders' hiring of Jon Gruden has begun.

Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay in 2003 and proceeded to guide the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl championship in his first season.

About 50 former Raiders were on hand for the event, including several of Gruden's former players like Charles Woodson, Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and Rich Gannon.

Gruden succeeded Del Rio, who was sacked following a season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that capped a disappointing 6-10 campaign for the Raiders. In the offseason, Bell got the franchise tag after turning down a long-term contract that reports said was worth up to $30 million in the first two years because he believed the team didnt value his full skill set.