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Unofficial listing of 2015 Raiders personnel developments:

Former starting strong safety Tyvon Branch will be released before the start of the new league year in March, the Raiders announced Feb. 25, 2015. He reportedly had one year remaining on his contract.

Update; The Raiders announced Branch's release on March 3.

Branch, 28, started 62 of 64 games from 2009 to 2012 but was hampered by injuries the past two seasons and played only five games. The former Connecticut star was selected by Oakland in the fourth round of the 2008 draft.

Branch suffered a season-ending neck injury in the second game of the 2013 season and broke his foot in the third game last season and did not return. He has four interceptions, eight sacks, 19 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 75 career games.

Updated: 02-27-2015

Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio signed, the Raiders announced Feb. 24, 2015. Tavecchio, 24, will serve as an offseason and training camp backup for Sebastian Janikowski. Tavecchio played one 2014 exhibition game for the Raiders, making two 47-yard field goals against Seattle. The former Cal kicker has also spent time in training camps with San Francisco, Green Bay and Detroit.

Updated: 02-25-2015

Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson was among 12 assistants named to the Raiders' coaching staff, the team announced Feb. 9, 2015.

Woodson, 49, will be Oakland assistant defensive backs coach. Woodson reportedly received a NFL minority coaching fellowship the with Denver last offseason when current Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio was the Broncos' defensive coordinator.

Woodson played for the Raiders in 2002 and 2003 and coached the club’s cornerbacks in 2011.

Oakland on Feb. 9 also announced the hiring defensive line coach Jethro Franklin, who held the same position with Miami (Fla.) in 2014.

The Raiders also annouced 10 other hirings Feb. 9:

Sam Anno (defensive assistant), Darryl Eto (assistant strength and conditioning), Joe Gomes (head strength and conditioning), Tim Holt (assistant offensive line), Nick Holz (quality control/offense), Kevin Kijowski (strength and conditioning assistant), Wesley Miller (strength and conditioning assistant), Jake Peetz (senior offensive assistant), Travis Smith (quality control/defense) and Brent Vieselmeyer (assistant linebackers).

Updated: 02-10-2015

Former Seattle Seahawks linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. named Raiders defensive cooerdinator, the Raiders announced Feb. 6, 2015.

Norton, 48, and new Raiders coach Jack Del Rio were teammates with the Dallas Cowboys from 1989 to 1991. Norton, who spent five seasons (2010 to 2014) as Seahawks linebackers coach. has never been a defensive coordinator in the NFL although his new boss has extensive experience coaching defenses.

“I have certain ideas that I have that I know that work,” Norton told reporters after being hired by the Raiders. “(Del Rio) has certain ideas that he has that he knows that work. We’re going to bring them together and obviously make them the Raider way.”

Norton played 13 seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers, winning three Super Bowl titles as a linebacker. He is the only player in NFL history to win three straight Super Bowl titles, playing on championship teams in Dallas in 1992 and 1993 before winning another league title the following season with the 49ers.

Updated: 02-06-2015

The Raiders on Jan. 27, 2015 announced the hiring of four assistant coaches: tight ends coach Bobby Johnson , wide receivers coach Rob Moore, running backs coach Bernie Parmalee and assistant special teams coach Tracy Smith.

Updated: 01-27-2015

Free safety Charles Woodson signed a one-year contract, the Raiders announced Jan. 26, 2015. Woodson, who turns 39 on Oct. 7, reportedly was eligible to be a free agent in March. He played all 16 games during the 2014 regular season and led Oakland with 160 tackles, including 105 solo tackles and four interceptions. He also contributed nine passes defensed, a fumble recovery and a sack.

Woodson, right, originally joined the Raiders as the No. 4 overall pick in 1998 NFL draft after an outstanding career at the University of Michigan, where he won the Heisman Trophy and led the Wolverines to a share of the national championship in 1997.

He played eight seasons in Oakland before leaving as a free agent to go to Green Bay, where he won the 2009 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award and the Super Bowl the following season. He returned to the Raiders in 2013 and will enter the third season of his second stint with the team.

Woodson is a three-time All Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler in 17 NFL seasons. He has 60 career interceptions, 20 sacks, 33 forced fumbles and 13 fumble recoveries in 238 career games. Woodson is the only player with at least 50 career interceptions and 20 sacks. He also has intercepted at least one pass in 17 straight seasons — two shy of the record streak held by Darrell Green, who played until he was 42.

Updated: 01-26-2015

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice named Raiders offensive line coach, the Raiders announced Jan. 23, 2015. Oakland also announced the hiring of three other assistant coaches: defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson, linebackers coach Sal Sunseri and quarterbacks coach Todd Downing.

Tice, 55, was offensive line coach of the Atlanta Falcons during the 2014 season. He had a 33-34 record (including 1-1 postseason) with the Vikings from 2002 to 2005. Tice previously worked with current Oakland coach Jack Del Rio on the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff from 2006 to 2009.

Robertson, 45, returns for his second season with the Raiders after being praised by veteran Charles Woodson for his work with Oakland's safeties.

Sunseri, 55, was the defensive coordinator at Florida State during the 2014 season and has also coached for seven seasons (2002 to 2008) in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. Downing, 34, Downing spent last season as quarterbacks coach of the Buffalo Bills after previously having the same position with the Detroit Lions from 2011 to 2013.

Updated: 01-23-2015

Bill Musgrave named Raiders offensive coordinator, the team announced Jan. 17, 2015. Musgrave previously worked with current Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio as offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

Musgrave, 47, also has been the coordinator with the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings during his NFL coaching career that began with a one-year stint as Oakland quarterbacks coach in 1997. The former Oregon star spent the 2014 seasons as the quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. He played for San Francisco and Denver as a backup quarterback.

Updated: 01-20-2015

Brad Seely named special teams coordinator, the Raiders announced Jan. 20. 2015. Seeley, 58, had the same job the past four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He reportedly won special teams coach of the year in the 2009 season with the Cleveland Browns and won three Super Bowls in 10 seasons (1998 to 2008) as special teams coach of the New England Patriots.

Updated: 01-20-2015

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice named Raiders offensive line coach, according to published reports Jan. 16, 2015. Tice, 55, was offensive line coach of the Atlanta Falcons during the 2014 season. He had a 33-34 record (including 1-1 postseason) with the Vikings from 2002 to 2005. Tice previously worked with current Oakland coach Jack Del Rio on the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff from 2006 to 2009.

Updated: 01-20-2015

Jack Del Rio named the Raiders' 21st head coach, according to published reports Jan. 14, 2015. The Bay Area native is just the fourth head coach hired by the Raiders with previous head-coaching experience at the NFL level.

The Raiders confirmed Del Rio's hiring on Jan. 15.

Del Rio, 51, reportedly received a four-year deal. He is Oakland's ninth head coacch since the 2003 season.

Del Rio replaces Tony Sparano, who replaced the fired Dennis Allen and had a 3-9 record as Oakland's interim head coach the final 12 games of the 2014 season.

Del Rio, left, has been the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator the past three seasons, helping the team win three straight AFC West titles and advance to the Super Bowl at the end of the 2013 season. Denver ranked third in total defense and tied for 16th in scoring defense this past season. The Broncos reportedly were third in total defense and 10th in scoring defense in Del Rio’s three seasons with the team.

Before coming to Denver, Del Rio had a 68-71 regular-season record in nine seasons as the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach. He made the playoffs in 2005 and 2007, winning a playoff game in his second postseason trip. He was fired with five games remaining in the 2011 season.

Del Rio has extensive NFL experience, having played 12 seasons as a linebacker and has been an assistant coach with New Orleans, Baltimore and Carolina befire being hired by the Jaguars.

The other candidates reportedly who interviewed for the Oakland job were former Raiders, Denver and Washington coach Mike Shanahan, Philadelphia offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, San Francisco tight ends coach Eric Mangini, Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Indianapolis offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.

Updated: 01-26-2014

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