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Raiders Promote Biekert To Linebackers Coach

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Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain, right, talks with Greg Biekert, left, assistant coach on defense. (AP Photo)

Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain, right, talks with Greg Biekert, left, assistant coach on defense. (AP Photo)

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ALAMEDA (AP) ― The Oakland Raiders have promoted Greg Biekert from defensive assistant to linebackers coach.

The team announced the move Tuesday.

Biekert joined the coaching staff last year as a defensive assistant. He played linebacker for 11 years in the NFL, including nine with the Raiders.

His most memorable moment came when he recovered the fumble by Tom Brady that was eventually overturned by replay in the “Tuck Game” against the New England Patriots in the 2001 playoffs.

Coach Hue Jackson said Biekert’s vision as a coach is in line with his own. Jackson still must fill the role of defensive coordinator. Chuck Bresnahan was recently hired as a defensive coach and could be a candidate for that role.

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