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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Evening Raiders and Broncos news and notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The Oakland Tribune has some interesting details of Randy Hanson’s role with the Raiders. The former assistant coach now breaks down film for Oakland and he can have no contact with his former world at the team’s facility.

Things got more awkward when Hanson filed a civil suit against coach Tom Cable and the team stemming from an alleged attack by Cable against Hanson last summer. Cable was cleared in a criminal investigation. The suit is not a surprise since Hanson’s attorneys previously hinted at a civil suit.

The Denver Post has a report on the first day of the Darrent Williams murder trial.

• It’s not a surprise Denver cut starting center Casey Wiegmann and backup running back LaMont Jordan. Wiegmann doesn’t fit Denver’s new power offensive blocking scheme and Jordan ran the ball just 25 times last season. Watch for Denver to try to find a new center though free agency. There isn’t a legitimate starting option on the current roster.

• Denver hired Brian Callahan as a coaching assistant. He is the final addition of the coaching staff. Callahan, 25, is the son of former Oakland head coach Bill Callahan.