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Raiders go local in filling out support staff

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The Raiders continue to fill out their front office and support staff. This week the team announced five new additions to the club. The team named Erin Exum media relations coordinator, Jeff Gilbert equipment assistant, Adam Johnson equipment assistant, George Li football operations statistical analyst, and Greg Reuveni video assistant.

Exum spent the 2011 season on the San Francisco 49ers' media relations staff as a communications assistant. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and immediately became a public relations intern with the Jacksonville Jaguars where she spent the 2010 season.

Gilbert most recently served as a Northern California sales representative for Riddell. He was on the equipment staff for the San Francisco 49ers from 2005-08 and also with the Seattle Seahawks from 2003-04.

Li was a defensive assistant with Raiders last season. His duties will change now as he will manage databases and develop research reports for coaches, player personnel and management based on statistical trends. This is Li's area of expertise as he had previously spent five years as lead researcher at the NFL Network, and also worked one year as a researcher at ESPN. Li is a native to the bay area, growing up in Millbrae. He graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in business administration in 2003.

Reuveni served last season as an intern in the Raiders' video department after first joining the staff during the 2010 campaign. In addition to his video duties, Reuveni will coordinate all college scouting video exchange for the team. Another Bay Area native, Reuveni grew up in Danville, a few miles east of Oakland. Reuveni graduated from Arizona State with a degree in communications in 2010.

For the hire of Adam Johnson, the Raiders had to reach just over the border into Nevada where he was most recently a teacher at Douglas High School in his native Minden. He graduated in 2008 from the University of Nevada-Reno, where he played rugby and served as a student manager for the Wolf Pack football program.