QB Jason Campbell, RB Michael Bush, FB Marcel Reece (RFA), C Samson Satele, WR, Chaz Schilens, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, DL Desmond Bryant (RFA), SS Tyvon Branch
Playing in the shadows of long-time owner Al Davis’ death last October, it had looked like the Raiders were on their way to clinching the AFC West crown with an impressive 7-4 record. Then things came crashing down and the team went 1-4 in the last five games. Head coach Hugh Jackson was fired. And the team had not only Al Davis’ shoes to fill, but also had to fill a new coaching staff. Newly-appointed GM Reggie McKenzie hired former Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as the new head coach. Allen is also currently the youngest head coach in the league at 39. Greg Knapp was hired on as new offensive coordinator and Jason Tarver took over as defensive coordinator after Chuck Bresnahan lasted just one year.