Reports: Raiders to hire ex-Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable

Reuters

The Oakland Raiders continue to assemble a big-name staff under new head coach Jon Gruden, agreeing on Saturday to hire former Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, according to multiple reports.

Cable, 53, was with the Raiders from 2007 to 2010, including a 44-game stretch as head coach from 2008 until his firing after the 2010 season, posting a 17-27 record. He has spent the last seven seasons under Pete Carroll in Seattle before he was let go earlier this week.

Cable earned a strong reputation with the Seahawks after developing late-round picks and converted defensive linemen into starters on the offensive line, garnering a few head-coaching interviews in recent years. However, his units struggled mightily in recent seasons. Russell Wilson has been sacked an NFL-high 215 times since 2013, including 41 or more times in each of the last five campaigns, while the team's running game has fallen apart in the absence of Marshawn Lynch.

The Raiders' offensive line is considered one of the better units in the AFC, but it took a step back in 2017 after a terrific 2016 season.

Gruden's staff includes offensive coordinator Greg Olson, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.

--Field Level Media

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