Raiders to hire former Panthers RB Deshaun Foster as running backs coach

The offensive staff in Las Vegas has begun filling out. Just a day after the news broke that they had landed on Kliff Kingsbury as their offensive coordinator, are reports his running back coach will be Deshaun Foster.

Foster was a former second round pick by the Panthers out of UCLA. He spent six seasons in the NFL, the first five in Carolina, with his final season in San Francisco.

Once his playing career was over, he returned to this alma mater as an assistant coach. He left for one season to coach running backs under Kingsbury before returning to UCLA where has been the team’s RB coach the past seven seasons.

Kingsbury clearly thought highly enough of Foster to pluck him out of the college ranks to join him again. And being that Antonio Pierce — a former NFL player himself — has shown a penchant for former players as position coaches, he is clearly onboard with the move too.

Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire