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Green Bay Packers assistant coach Joe Whitt Jr., shown here with cornerback Charles Woodson, is reportedly on the Raiders' wish list for their defensive coordinator job.

The Raiders reportedly have requested permission to speak with Green Bay Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. about Oakland's defensive coordinator vacancy.

Whitt Jr., 33, has spent the past four years with the Packers and worked with new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie during that time.

NFL.com says the Raiders have asked the Packers for permission to let coach Dennis Allen interview Whitt Jr. Allen is seeking a replacement for Chuck Bresnahan.

The Packers have the right to deny the Raiders permission, given the position Whitt Jr. would interview for is not a head coaching job. Whitt Jr. also was with the Atlanta Falcons, in 2007. He coached in the college ranks for five years before signing with the Falcons.

Meanwhile, former 49ers and Chargers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was hired as the Colts' new defensive coordinator. Manusky reportedly interviewed for the Raiders' vacant coordinator's job earlier this week.



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