"If in December, Gruden says to Davis, 'Hey, I am going to come out of the broadcast booth and I'm ready to coach again, ' that is not a violation of the Rooney Rule".
Gruden's hire provoked some suspicion nearly immediately upon being reported last week.
The NFL has issued discipline for Rooney Rule violations in the past.
Ex-Lions general manager Matt Millen was fined $200,000 for failing to adhere to the "Rooney Rule" when he hired Steve Mariucci in 2003.
The Rooney Rule, created at the behest of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, is meant to break up the old boy's network that keeps recycling coaches, oftentimes leaving minority coaching candidates by the wayside. Oakland appeared to fulfill the mandate by interviewing its tight ends coach, Bobby Johnson, and USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin.
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At the press conference announcing his hiring, Gruden said he had filled all three coordinator positions with Greg Olson (offense), Paul Guenther (defense) and Rich Bisaccia (special teams).
"I would trust the judgment and integrity of Mark Davis and Reggie McKenzie to the point that they have already spoken to minority candidates who could be available veteran coaches, just like Jon Gruden is a veteran ex-coach", Wooten said. If the stadium isnt ready for the October 14 game, the teams will play at Wembley Stadium, which will host in the following two weeks, in an order to be determined, the Eagles and Jaguars, and the Titans and Chargers.
The NFL is heading to a new destination in London, and the first match-up at English Premier League club Tottenham will be the Oakland Raiders against the Seattle Seahawks in October. Gannon also won his only NFL MVP award in 2002 which was the season after Gruden was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Singleton began his coaching career in the National Football League with the Colts in 2016 when he was hired as the running backs coach. In the offseason, Bell got the franchise tag after turning down a long-term contract that reports said was worth up to $30 million in the first two years because he believed the team didnt value his full skill set.
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