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Former Raiders running backs coach Bernie Parmalee to take same position with Falcons

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Another member of Jack Del Rio’s coaching staff in Oakland has found a job elsewhere. Bernie Parmalee, who was the running backs coach in Oakland the past three seasons is set to take the same job with the Falcons according to the Sporting News.

His job with the Raiders was the first time in Parmalee’s coaching career he coached his primary position he played in his 9-year NFL career with the Dolphins and Jets.

In Parmalee’s first season in Oakland, Latavius Murray made the Pro Bowl, running for 1066 yards — the team’s first 1000-yard rusher in five years. In Parmalee’s second season in Oakland, the Raiders had the league’s 6th ranked rushing attack led by Murray and rookies Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington.

The entire unit took a step back in 2017, but that can hardly be blamed on Parmalee. The change in offensive coordinators from Bill Musgrave to Todd Downing. Parmalee was ousted with most of the rest of the Raiders’ coaching staff.

Jon Gruden hired former Colts RB coach Jemal Singleton to the same position on his new staff.