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Raiders hire Gerald Alexander as new safeties coach

We’ve seen two new additions to the Raiders defensive staff in a matter of hours. Both coaching defensive backs and both former NFL players.

Gerald Alexander has joined the Raiders as safeties coach. The former Steelers and Dolphins DB coach made it official by changing his twitter bio to ‘Safeties coach II Las Vegas Raiders’ and tweeted this out:

A Los Angeles native, just like Raiders head coach Antonio Pierce, Alexander was drafted in the second round out of Boise State in 2007. He would play for five different teams over five seasons.

After his playing days were over, he entered the coaching arena. He had one year stints as a DB coach and Indiana State and Montana State before spending three years as a DB coach at Cal.

From there he entered the NFL coaching ranks. He spent two years as DB coach in Miami, then the past two seasons in the same position in Pittsburgh.

Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire