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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Early AFC West news and notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The dream of many Oakland Raiders fans was that Bruce Allen would return to the team and perhaps bring former Oakland coach Jon Gruden back to town with him. The two were with Oakland during its resurgence earlier this decade.

Allen was an effective right-hand man for owner Al Davis. Allen gave Davis balance and helped make Oakland a serious contender. But Allen is not coming back to Oakland any time soon. He was just hired by Washington. I know this will hurt some Oakland fans. Allen is a good football man and he will help the Redskins.

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