The latest hire to Jack Del Rio's staff is now former Lions Assistant Offensive Line coach, Bobby Johnson. He will be the Raiders Tight Ends coach as first reported by Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans.
Johnson coached the tight ends for the Lions in 2013 before taking over as Asst OL coach. He has been coaching in the NFL for five years, switching back and forth between tight ends coach with the Jaguars in 2012 and Asst OL coach for two seasons in Buffalo.
Previous to 2010, he had coached at the collegiate level for 15 years.
In 2013 under Johnson, the Lions had one of the better tight end duos in the NFL. Brandon Pettigrew's 41 catches were fourth on the team and Joseph Fauria was second on the team with 7 receiving touchdowns.
Marcedes Lewis had his best season in the NFL in 2012, the one season he was coached by Johnson. Lewis caught 52 pass for 540 yards with 4 touchdowns. Those numbers were each third on the team behind wide receivers Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts.
Johnson joins several offensive staff members already in place. Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave, Offensive line coach Mike Tice, and Quarterbacks coach Todd Downing.