- Paul Gutierrez, ESPN Staff Writer
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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen has completed his staff with the addition of four assistants, the team officially announced Thursday.
Earlier in the week the Raiders confirmed the hiring of Joe Woods as defensive backs coach. Marcus Robertson will join Woods as the assistant DB coach as they replace Johnnie Lynn and Clayton Lopez. The Raiders last season had franchise worsts in touchdown passes allowed in a season (33) and passer rating against (105.1).
Also, former Dallas Cowboys placekicker Chris Boniol replaces Keith Burns as assistant special-teams coach under Bobby April. Sebastian Janikowski is coming off a season in which he missed nine field goals and his 70 percent conversion rate was the third worst of his career. Boniol was the Cowboys’ assistant special-teams coach the past four years.
Lastly, Vernon Stephens was named assistant strength and conditioning coach after John Grieco was promoted with the retirement of Al Miller. Stephens spent the past four years as the San Diego Chargers’ assistant strength and conditioning coach.