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Raiders continue silence as Cable's coaching future hangs in limbo

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Tom Cable apparently will remain coach of the Oakland Raiders at least until next week.

Cable had not had a second straight day of meetings with owner Al Davis as of early Friday afternoon. A resolution to Cable's situation is not expected until at least next week.

Cable's job is in question after he went 5-11 in his first full season as coach and failed to develop JaMarcus Russell into a legitimate NFL quarterback. Cable is 9-19 since replacing Lane Kiffin early in the 2008 season, leading the Raiders to their NFL-worst seventh straight season with at least 11 losses.

Cable has pointed to the team's improvement after Russell's midseason benching as proof that he deserves another year to get the Raiders back to the playoffs.

Cable provided some positives this season by beating playoff teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles and knocking off contenders such as the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers on the road in December.

Cable also had solid support from his players, who publicly advocated for him in hopes of maintaining continuity for a franchise that has had five head coaches in the past seven seasons.

Oakland also lost to last-place teams in the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns, and scored just 17 touchdowns in 16 games.

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