Oct 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano on the sidelines against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Jets won 35-9. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders Hire Tony Sparano to Coach Offensive Line

UPDATE: The Raiders have now confirmed the hiring of Sparano

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The Oakland Raiders have hired Tony Sparano as an assistant and offensive line coach, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Sparano was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008-2011, and led them to the playoffs in his first season, turning around a 1-15 team the year before.

He was fired in 2011, and became the offensive coordinator of the New York Jets for the 2012 season. Sparano was fired on Jan. 7 after the Jets finished with the worst offense in the league.

He will be working with newly-hired offensive coordinator Greg Olson on the Raiders’ power-running scheme.

The Raiders have not confirmed the hiring.

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