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Jackson adds Bresnahan to Raiders' defensive staff

The Oakland Raiders are bringing back Chuck Bresnahan for a second stint as a defensive assistant.

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The team didn't say what Bresnahan's duties will be when the hiring was announced Tuesday, but the Bay Area News Group reported that he was expected to become linebackers coach. Coach Hue Jackson, who worked with Bresnahan in Cincinnati, praised him for his motivational skills and ability as a teacher.

Bresnahan coached the Raiders' defensive backs in 1998 and 1999 and then was defensive coordinator for four seasons. Oakland won the AFC West in Bresnahan's first three seasons and went to the Super Bowl following his third year, in 2002.

Bresnahan spent last season as defensive coordinator for the United Football League's Florida Tuskers. He also has been defensive coordinator for the Bengals and was an assistant coach in Indianapolis and Cleveland.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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