Rumors have been surrounding former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and
Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden basically since he decided to step away from
the profession several years ago. After being connected to the Tennessee
Volunteers and Philadelphia Eagles in the past couple of weeks, there are now
reports that Gruden met with the Raiders to discuss a potential return, according
to Hub Arkush of Pro Football Weekly.
. @hub_arkush of @profootballwkly just told @boers_bernstein that Jon Gruden and the #Raiders are in talks to bring him back to Oakland.
— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) December 4, 2012
For his part, Gruden has said time and time again that he’s
committed to ESPN and hopes to continue his job as an analyst on the Monday
Night Football broadcasts. While he certainly could have listened and may
continue to field potential offers from teams interested in him, it doesn’t
appear that he’s a likely candidate to leave the booth and return to football
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