Tony Sparano heading to Tampa

Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Tony Sparano is leaving the coaching staff to take an offensive line coaching position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under Lovie Smith, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sparano was under a one-year Oakland.

There was a disconnect between Raiders coach Dennis Allen, who's been retained by owner Mark Davis, and Raiders assistants. Davis wanted to only do a one-year extension instead of two-year pacts.

The other top assistants in Tampa are defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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