Raiders hire four assistant coaches

The Oakland Raiders have announced the hires of four more assistant coaches, despite still not having a defensive coordinator named.

The Raiders announced that Jack Del Rio has hired Rob Moore (wide receivers coach), Bobby Johnson (tight ends), Bernie Parmalee (running backs), and Tracy Smith (assistant special teams).

Johnson will coach the tight ends after spending the last two seasons with the Lions where he was the tight ends coach (2013) and assistant offensive line coach (2014). Before that, he coached the tight ends at Jacksonville.

Moore joins the Raiders as the wide receivers coach after filling the same capacity for the Buffalo Bills last season. Before that, he was the wide receivers coach from 2010-2013 at Syracuse. Moore was a first-overall pick of the New York Jets in the 1990 NFL Supplemental Draft, and played in 153 games for 628 receptions for 9,368 yards and 49 touchdowns while making two Pro Bowls.

Parmalee joins the Raiders after spending 2010-12 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs where he was coaching the tight ends. Parmalee will look to better a run game that ranked dead last in the NFL last season.

Smith comes across the Bay from the San Francisco 49ers where he was the special teams assistant from 2012-14, working under current Raiders and former 49ers special teams coordinator Brad Seely.

The Raiders will continue to look to fill out the defensive side of the ball, including defensive coordinator.

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