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Raiders Tackle a New O-Line Coach

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    ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski #5 of the Oakland Raiders looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The Oakland Raiders have hired longtime assistant Bob Wylie as their new offensive line coach.

    Wylie spent last season sharing offensive line coaching duties for the Denver Broncos. He has also been a line coach with Arizona, Tampa Bay and Chicago, while coaching tight ends for Cincinnati and the New York Jets.

    “Bob is a spectacular teacher, motivator and drill sergeant,” Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson said, according to National Football Post. “His vast knowledge and experience, including last year with a team in our division will really help us as we move forward in assembling a really good offensive line.”

    Wylie has coached seven offensive linemen who earned Pro Bowl berths.

    Wylie is well versed in the power-blocking scheme, which the Raiders will be switching to after using more zone blocking under former head coach Tom Cable.

    Oakland has already hired former Pro Bowl guard Steve Wisniewski as its assistant line coach.

    The Raiders are also reportedly close to bringing back Chuck Bresnehan as the team's linebackers coach.