Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Jan. 14, 2014
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter has tweeted that the Raiders have re-signed defensive coordinator Jason Tarver to a new deal.
Not to be outdone by Chargers bringing back their DC John Pagano, Raiders have re-signed their DC Jason Tarver.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2014
Tarver, who's deal expired today, was thought to be exploring other options but it appears that he recent trend of continuity in Oakland will extend to the defensive coordinator position.
It was reporter earlier in the offseason that owner Mark Davis was reluctant to give two-year deals to Dennis Allen's assistant coaches but we have already seen assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tony Sparano sign a two-year extension just three days ago.
Tarver's defense started strong in the season but struggled down the stretch towards the end of the season, giving up 36.8 points per game over the last five contests. The Raiders defense also gave up a franchise-worst 56 points to the Kansas City Chiefs week 15.