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Raiders add six assistants

The Raiders are bringing back quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for a second stint.

The Raiders also announced Tuesday the hiring of five other assistants: receivers coach Ted Gilmore, tight ends coach Mark Hutson, defensive line coach Terrell Williams and defensive backs coaches Clayton Lopez and Johnnie Lynn.

DeFilippo was quarterbacks coach in Oakland in 2007-08 before leaving for a job with the New York Jets. He spent the past two seasons at San Jose State before new Raiders coach Dennis Allen brought him back.

Lopez also is back for a second stint, having been with the Raiders in 2004-05. He was in St. Louis the past three seasons.

Lynn has 17 years of NFL experience. Williams, Hutson and Gilmore are career college coaches.

RAMS HIRE SNEAD AS GM

The St. Louis Rams hired Les Snead, 41, as their general manager, bringing in another front-office veteran in their effort to escape the NFL cellar.

Chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said Snead, who had been director of player personnel with the Atlanta Falcons the past three years, was the first candidate the team called, even before they hired coach Jeff Fisher.

RETIREES SEEK BENEFITS

The group of retired NFL players that was part of the labor talks during the lockout last year has not given up a push for better post-career care.


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