Another Raiders assistant is out, this time for a lateral move. Running backs coach Jemal Singleton has taken the same position with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced today.
Singleton spent last season as the Running backs coach under Jon Gruden. He joins former QB coach Brian Callahan who takes the offensive coordinator job in Cincinnati.
Also recently leaving for a promotion elsewhere was DB coach Derrick Ansley who was hired on as co-Defensive Coordinator at the University of Tennessee.
There are now three key position coach position yet to be filled by the Raiders. QB coach may or may not be a position the Raiders see as a high priority to replace as Greg Olson and Jon Gruden are both have QB coach origins. But filling the RB coach and DB coach jobs are absolutely important.
New Defensive line coach Brentson Buckner is the only known position coach hire by the Raiders this offseason. He was already on staff when they coached players at the Senior Bowl. AJ Neibel has reportedly been hired as Head Strength and Conditioning coach, replacing Tom Shaw who was fired late last season.
Neither the Buckner nor Neibel hires have been officially announced, which could mean the other hires have also been made but not announced yet. Often times the team will wait and announce the hires together. There’s already far more turnover than anyone really expected after just one season on staff.