Brad Seely named special teams coordinator

Just a day after naming Bill Musgrave offensive coordinator, new Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio continued assembling his staff by naming Brad Seely the new special teams coordinator.

Seely spent the last four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, where his unit became one of the best in the NFL. During that span, the 49er’s were tied for most field goals converted, second in net punting average (41.9), second in gross punting average (48.2) and seventh in opponents return average (8.3).

Seely has 37 years of experience coaching football, including NFL stints with the Colts, Jets, Panthers, Patriots, Browns and 49ers.

Seely will have a young punter in Marquette King to work with, along with veteran kicker Sebastian Janikowski and a struggling return game. Rookie cornerback TJ Carrie did bring a spark to the return game, but lacked consistency and health all year long.

With the hire, Del Rio now only needs to hire a defensive coordinator and then all three of his coordinator positions will be filled.

Expect this to happen quickly with defensive coordinator candidates already being snatched up from other teams.

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