Raiders hire former Chiefs D-coordinator Pendergast as assistant

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have hired longtime NFL defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast as an assistant coach.

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The team didn't say what Pendergast's role would be when announcing his hiring Monday. The Kansas City Chiefs fired Pendergast as defensive coordinator last month.

Pendergast had spent the previous five years as defensive coordinator in Arizona, helping the Cardinals make it to the Super Bowl a year ago. He had previously worked as an assistant with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns.

Pendergast is the third assistant hired by the Raiders since the end of the season, joining offensive coordinator Hue Jackson and defensive line coach Mike Waufle.

The team still hasn't officially announced whether or not Tom Cable will return as head coach.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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