Jack Del Rio Fired by Raiders Amid Jon Gruden Rumors

Jack Del Rio Fired by Raiders Amid Jon Gruden Rumors

Jack Del Rio told reporters that he was sacked after Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, according to Steve Wyche of NFL Network.

"I spoke to Mark Davis after the game and Mark let me know that he's not going to be bringing me back", Del Rio said at the podium.

The firing comes after Del Rio signed a four-year contract extension last offseason. And ownership is looking for a change and Del Rio is out of there.

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For the past near decade, Gruden has been an ESPN analyst, with constant rumors around where and when he would return to the game.

It doesn't happen often that a head coach breaks his own news, but it happened on Sunday evening. They entered 2017 with high expectations but completely flopped, going just 6-10 while disappointing across the board. John Pagano, who was on the staff as assistant head coach-defense, took over as coordinator. Some of that might be attributed to the addition of tight end Jared Cook, but a solid tight end, in theory, should have made the offense better.

The Raiders are believed to be on the verge of hiring Jon Gruden, their coach from 1998-2001, as Del Rio's replacement.

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