Jack Del Rio announces that he's been fired by Raiders

ESPN broadcaster and former head coach Jon Gruden could be pursued by the Oakland Raiders to get back into coaching

Del Rio spent the last three years as the man in charge for Oakland.

"I spoke to Mark Davis after the game and Mark let me know that he's not going to be bringing me back", Del Rio said at the podium.

JDR announces that he will not be returning as head coach next year.

That would be mean the end of Jack Del Rio's tenure, who helped rebuild the Oakland franchise before this season's collapse amid numerous injuries and Marshawn Lynch's uneven play. And ownership is looking for a change and Del Rio is out of there.

The Raiders finished the season at 6-10 after the starting the season hoping for a Super Bowl run after going 12-4 last season.

Del Rio revealed this news to the media after the game.

During a 6-10 finish in 2017 that resulted in a third-place finish in the AFC West, the Raiders struggled under offensive coordinator Todd Downing, fueled by a mediocre passing attack and a ground game that lingered near the bottom of the National Football League rankings all season despite the Raiders' big-money commitments to offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele, Gabe Jackson and Donald Penn.

But the bigger issue for Oakland may have been on offense.

Amari Cooper, who had a Pro Bowl season in 2016, had a significant drop in his output, as did Michael Crabtree; a year ago, that pair combined for over 2,100 receiving yards on 172 catches.

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