Most Raiders assistant coaches from the 2014 season had their contracts expire on Jan. 13. Since that date, especially over the past few days, that staff is starting to find other work.
The Cleveland Browns announced on Wednesday that former quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator. That’s a huge career move for the 36-year old, who has only been an offensive coordinator at the college level, with San Jose State.
[NEWS: Browns hire DeFilippo]
The Raiders had some interest in keeping him as quarterbacks coach, but DeFilippo moved on.
So did offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who will have the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars next season. That transaction was formally announced Wednesday morning.
[NEWS: Jaguars hire Olson]
Jason Tarver also secured employment on Wednesday, becoming the 49ers linebackers coach and senior defensive assistant. That brings a reunion of sorts for Tarver, who has been 49ers outside linebackers coach in the past and is close with new head coach Jim Tomsula.
[NEWS: 49ers hire Tarver]
Former head coach Dennis Allen is a senior defensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints. Interim head Tony Sparano has been linked to a job on the 49ers staff.
Defensive line coach Terrell Williams accepted a similar job at the University of Florida.
While several other lower-level assistants remain unemployed, jobs they would fill could be secured down the line. There’s also a possibility that a few could be retained on the staff.