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Raiders interview Gus Bradley, Kris Richard for DC position

Updated January 8, 2021 - 10:43 am

The Raiders, looking to fill their defensive coordinator position, have interviewed Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and former Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys defensive assistant Kris Richard, a person familiar with the process confirmed Friday.

Bradley, who helped build the Seahawks famed Legion of Boom defense as the defensive coordinator from 2009-2012, has been with the Chargers since 2017. In between the Seahawks and Chargers jobs, he served as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013-2019.

Richard worked under Bradley as the Seahawks secondary coach from 2010-2012 and eventually served as defensive coordinator in Seattle from 2015-2017. He was the Cowboys secondary coach and defensive play-caller in 2018 and 2019.

In Dallas, Richard worked with Raiders interim defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, who is expected to remain on the Raiders’ staff upon the hiring of a permanent defensive coordinator.

Bradley has a long connection with Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who hired Bradley from North Dakota State in 2006 to be his linebackers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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