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Jack Del Rio did not meet with general manager Reggie McKenzie during his first interview to become Raiders head coach. Now he’ll get that chance.
An NFL source indicated that Del Rio is scheduled to come to the East Bay and interview with McKenzie and the Raiders brass on Tuesday.
Denver’s defensive coordinator is available to interview again after the Broncos lost to Indianapolis 24-13 on Sunday in the AFC’s divisional round playoffs.
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His first interview occurred on Jan. 4 in Denver, but owner Mark Davis was the primary Raiders representative at that meeting. McKenzie was traveling to meet Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton at the time.
Sources indicated over the weekend that Del Rio is a strong favorite to become the team’s next head coach, though interim head coach Tony Sparano remains in the mix at this time.
Del Rio is the first candidate to interview a second time. Meeting with McKenzie will be a crucial step in this hiring process, which could accelerate should the discussions go well.
The Raiders are free to make a hire at any time.
Del Rio is a Hayward High graduate and grew up in the East Bay. He was head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-11, and has been the Broncos defensive coordinator since 2012.