Raiders news: Drew Petzing interviewed for offensive coordinator job

New Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels is busy filling key staff positions.

He would have interviewed Cleveland Browns tight ends coach Drew Petzing for the open offensive coordinator position. He would replace Greg Olson, who was the previous team’s offensive coordinator.

McDaniels also interviews New York Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham to lead the defense in Las Vegas. Graham and McDaniels worked four seasons with the New England Patriots. Graham could also return to the new Giants staff.

The Raiders interviewed Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai on Thursday. Seattle is also interested in hiring Desai. Like Graham, Desai runs a 3-4 base defense. The Raiders led a 4-3 base defense under coordinator Gus Bradley in 2021.

Petzing is the first candidate reported for the position of offensive coordinator. He is 34 years old and has not yet been a coordinator. He has been in the NFL since 2013 and he also worked for the Minnesota Vikings. He has held his current position for two seasons. McDaniels, the longtime New England offensive coordinator, is expected to call his own plays.

So far, the Raiders have retained receivers coach Edgar Bennett and quarterback coach Bo Hardegree. Expect more hires soon.

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