Richmond Times-Dispatch

Raiders hire Bradley to direct defense


The Las Vegas Raiders hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinato­r Tuesday with the task of turning around one of the league’s worst units.

Coach Jon Gruden decided to bring on the experience­d Bradley to fill the role Paul Guenther had for the first two-plus seasons on his staff before being fired in December.

Bradley got his start in the NFL on Gruden’s staffs in Tampa Bay from 2006 to 2008 before heading to Seattle, where he served as defensive coordinato­r for four seasons.

He helped build a dominant defense for the Seahawks that went on to win the Super Bowl the year after he left for a head coaching job in Jacksonvil­le.

Bradley went 14-48 with the Jaguars and was fired late in his fourth season. He then returned to a defensive coordinato­r role the past four seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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