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Raiders add former UNLV defensive coordinator to staff

The Raiders have hired former UNLV defensive coordinator Keith Heyward as their defensive quality control coach.

Heyward spent last season leading the Rebels’ defense. Before that, he worked at five Pac-12 programs, including from 2017 to ’20 at Oregon, where he spent two seasons as associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator.

Heyward has been the defensive backs coach of several future NFL first-round picks — Washington’s Desmond Trufant and Marcus Peters, Southern California’s Adoree’ Jackson and Louisville’s Jaire Alexander.

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