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Report: Raiders hire Sparano

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Tony Sparano is headed to the Oakland Raiders as their assistant head coach and offensive line coach, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Before landing the Raiders' job, Sparano interviewed with several other teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, for coaching vacancies after one year with the New York Jets. Sparano was fired by the Jets after the 2012 season in which the team's offense ranked No. 30 in the NFL.

Prior to his short stint with the Jets, Sparano was the Miami Dolphins' head coach. In four years, the Dolphins went 29-32. He was fired after a 4-9 season in 2011.

Sparano will join new Raiders offense coordinator Greg Olson, who is planning to install a power running game.
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