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Raiders fire defensive assistant coach

The Raiders have fired defensive line coach Frank Okam, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Sunday.

Okam was with the Raiders for just one season after being hired by defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.

Okam played six seasons in the NFL and coached at Rice and Baylor universities and with the Carolina Panthers before joining the Raiders.

The Raiders’ defensive line registered just 21½ sacks last season and failed to get consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

The Raiders have not named a replacement. Matt Edwards, the coach of the edge rushers, and defensive assistant Rob Ryan are still on the staff.

Contact Vincent Bonsignore at vbonsignore@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VinnyBonsignore on Twitter.

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