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Raiders Part Ways With Ken Norton, Jr.

Posted Nov 21, 2017

The Oakland Raiders have relieved Ken Norton, Jr. of his duties as defensive coordinator, the club announced Tuesday.

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have relieved Ken Norton, Jr. of his duties as defensive coordinator, the club announced Tuesday.

“After careful thought, I have made a difficult decision to part ways with Ken Norton, Jr. as defensive coordinator,” said Head Coach Jack Del Rio. “I have the utmost respect for Ken as a person and as a coach, but I feel that moving John Pagano into the play-calling role will best utilize his wealth of experience. I appreciate Ken’s passion and commitment to the Raiders since coming aboard and wish him the best going forward.”

The Raiders host the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Nov. 26.