Jon Gruden Inking $100 MILLION Contract ... To Coach Raiders

A person with knowledge of the team's plans said the Raiders are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce that Gruden is leaving the broadcast booth to come back to coaching.

Gruden is said to have agreed to a 10-year deal worth more than $100 million with the team he coached from 1998-2001.

The last time Gruden coached the Raiders was January 19, 2002 against the New England Patriots. He was sent to the Buccaneers in a rare trade of an National Football League coach by late Raiders owner Al Davis.

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Gruden, 54, is the brother of Jay Gruden, who coaches the NFL Washington Redskins.

The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following a disappointing six-win season and talk immediately turned to Gruden.

This season Oakland missed the playoffs with a final record of 6-10, after ending a 14-year postseason drought a season ago finishing 12-4.

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After going 40-28 in four seasons at Oakland, Gruden replaced the fired Tony Dungy as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002 as part of a trade deal that saw the Raiders receive two first-round NFL Draft picks, two second-round choices and $8 million.

Current Los Angeles Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson will be Oakland's offensive coordinator, while former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will serve in the same capacity under Gruden.

Gruden has been lining up potential members of his coaching staff.

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