After having a positive interview with Al Davis last year, Lofton being brought back sent signals that the interview process a year ago went well.
Lofton, 50, was a Hall of Fame wide receiver who finished his career with 764 catches for 14,004 yards and 75 touchdowns. He played in three Super Bowls.
Thought to be a bright, emerging head coaching candidate, Lofton just finished his fifth season in San Diego. He has no prior head coaching experience.
According to the Union Tribune, the Raiders and Lofton were working on the details of a contract.