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Raiders hire Brentson Buckner as Defensive Line coach, moving Mike Trgovac to advisory role

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NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The same day Jon Gruden announced Brian Callahan was leaving the Raiders to take the Offensive Coordinator position with the Bengals, he revealed the team will make a change at Defensive Line coach, hiring former Buccaneers Dline coach Brentson Buckner to the position as The Athletic first reported and Jon Gruden confirmed to media on hand at the Senior Bowl.

Buckner will replace the 24-year NFL veteran position coach Mike Trgovac who will remain with the team in a Senior Defensive advisor position.

This will be Buckner’s third stop and 7th season as an NFL Defensive Line coach. Prior to spending the 2018 season in Tampa, he was the Dline coach for the Cardinals for five seasons. He played in the NFL for 12 seasons from 1994-2005 with the Steelers, Bengals, 49ers, and Panthers.

Assistant Defensive Line coach Marco Coleman had already left to take the Defensive Coordinator position at his Alma Mater of Georgia Tech University, so that position will also need a replacement.

Head Strength and Conditioning coach Tom Shaw was let go late last season. Gruden will make that the priority.