This report comes a day after a report that said Johnson among four other coaches were “likely” sticking with the team under new head coach Jon Gruden.
Five members of last year's #Raiders coaching staff likely sticking around: TE Bobby Johnson, Safeties Brent Vieselmeyer, OLB Travis Smith, Asst WR Nick Holz and Asst OL Tim Holt— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) January 10, 2018
Frank Smith spent the past three seasons as the tight end coach for the Bears. He was with the Saints for five seasons before that working his way up from Assistant Offensive line coach to Offensive Line coach his final two seasons in New Orleans.
It’s possible Johnson initially planned on staying with the Raiders but received a better offer elsewhere. His being tabbed as the head coach of the West squad in the Shrine game is evidence he is well respected and could be on the radar for a promotion. If that’s the case, we should find that out soon enough.