Raiders will test depth in preseason opener against Lions

Jon Gruden said the Raiders will use Friday night’s preseason opener against Detroit to evaluate how some of their newer arrivals perform in the heat of game situations.

He did not exclude himself from that group.

Gruden, 54, might have several lifetimes’ worth of coaching experience, but it has been nearly 10 years since he last roamed the sideline as a head coach in an NFL game.

Friday night will mark not only Gruden’s return to the Coliseum, where he last coached a game for the Raiders in January 2002, but his first stab at handling the rapid in-game duties of a head coach and play-caller after a decade in broadcasting.
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