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Oakland Raiders Receive Permission To Interview Broncos Assistants Mike McCoy, Dennis Allen For Head Coach

Adam Schefter has the latest on the Oakland Raiders head coaching vacancy with the word that the latest candidates to interview could come from the Denver Broncos. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen have both been given permission by the Broncos to interview with new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie about the Raiders head coaching position, left open by the firing of Hue Jackson last week.

Todd Bowles had an interview over the weekend and the Miami Dolphins interim coach will be a finalist when it comes down to it. McKenzie is also expected to interview former Packers associates since that’s his old stomping grounds. It also helps that the Packers were eliminated from contention via a loss to the New York Giants this weekend. That allows their coaches to be interviewed now rather than later.

The word that the Raiders are interested in the Broncos assistants shows just how far the team came in head coach John Fox’s first season in Denver. McCoy has also been rumored for other openings, so it’s clear that the league respects what the Broncos were able to do this year beyond the constant attention paid only to Tim Tebow.