National Football League investigating whether Raiders complied with Rooney Rule before hiring Jon Gruden

Nov 9 2014 Glendale AZ USA Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 31-14. Mandatory Credit Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Tom Cable is on the verge of returning to the Bay Area.

The Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden has scooped up a former high ranking Packers coach.

The league and the alliance previously declared the Raiders to be in compliance with the rule based on their interviews of Bobby Johnson, their tight ends coach, and Tee Martin, the offensive coordinator of USC.

The Raiders last weekend announced they had agreed to terms with Gruden on a contract to become their head coach for a second time.

The 53-year-old originally joined Oakland in 2007, serving as the team's offensive line coach in 2007 and the first portion of 2008 before taking over as head coach during the latter season after Lane Kiffin was sacked.

During Cable's first go-round with Oakland (2008-10) his teams posted a record of 17-27 (.386 win percentage). Cable was sacked after the conclusion of the 2017 regular season, but like Gruden, he's now set to return to a familiar workplace.

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He went to Seattle after that, and spent seven seasons as Seahawks assistant head coach in charge of the offensive line.

In November of 2009, ESPN reported two women had accused Cable of physical abuse.

The Raiders finished 8-8 in Cable's final season.

Offensive line coach was a top priority as Gruden built a staff. Cable is known for using a zone blocking scheme, though it remains uncertain what he'll use in Oakland with a powerful, expensive offensive front locked in place save the right tackle spot.

Seattle also fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell last week.

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