SANTA CLARA -- Raiders coach Dennis Allen rounded out his coaching staff by hiring Bob Sanders as his linebackers coach Friday.

Sanders spent the past four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he coached the defensive line one season and linebackers the final three.

Overall, Sanders has 33 years' coaching experience in college and the NFL. He also coached for the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins, including a three-year stint as the Packers' defensive coordinator from 2006-08.

Allen fired four coaches the day after the regular season ended -- offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, offensive line coach Frank Pollack, special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman and linebackers coach Johnny Holland.

Earlier this month, Allen hired Greg Olson to replace Knapp, Bobby April to take over for Hoffman and Tony Sparano as his new offensive line coach.



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