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Del Rio seen as possible replacement for Allen as Broncos' DC

Former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has emerged as a possible replacement for Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, league sources said Wednesday.

The Oakland Raiders agreed to hire Allen as their next coach, league sources told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi on Tuesday night, leaving the Broncos searching for their fifth coordinator in five seasons.

Del Rio shares a strong relationship with Broncos coach John Fox, having served as his defensive coordinator in 2002, when he was coach of the Carolina Panthers. Del Rio has been a candidate for other openings this offseason, and league sources expect him to receive serious consideration in Denver.

Del Rio was fired this season by the Jaguars after eight-plus seasons with the team. He finished his career in Jacksonville with a 69-73 overall record, including a 1-2 mark in the playoffs.

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