According to a report, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis declined a request by coach Dennis Allen to extend the contracts of many of the assistant coaches whose deals are set to expire.
ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reported that Davis rejected the request, an indication he’s not prepared to commit to any member of the coaching staff—including Allen—beyond this season.
The Raiders are 8-22 under Allen, who took over head coaching duties last season. Oakland is 4-10 this season and has lost four consecutive games and six of their last seven after a 3-4 start. The defense has been a particular culprit during the losing streak, allowing an average of 36.8 points in the four defeats, including a franchise-record 56 points hung on the Raiders by the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday.
The Raiders are at San Diego today and will finish the season at home next week against the Denver Broncos.
The 41-year-old Allen came to the Raiders after serving one year as defensive coordinator for the Broncos. Prior to that he was an assistant with the Saints for five seasons, spent four years as a defensive assistant for the Falcons and also coached in the collegiate ranks at the University of Tulsa.