NFL

Raiders promote QB coach Downing to offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have officially announced that quarterbacks coach Todd Downing has been promoted to offensive coordinator and Jake Peetz will be the new quarterback coach.

News of the changes on the staff first emerged Tuesday and the Raiders announced the first changes to coach Jack Del Rio's staff since he took over in 2015 on Saturday.

Oakland allowed the contracts of offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson to expire after the team's first playoff berth in 14 years. Musgrave is now quarterbacks coach in Denver.

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