Broncos deny Raiders permission on DC candidate

Dennis Allen is headed from Denver to Oakland as the Raiders new head coach, but it doesn't appear as if anyone else on John Fox's current staff will be going with him.

Allen had apparently wanted linebackers coach Richard Smith to interview for the Raiders defensive coordinator spot, but, according to, permission to speak to Oakland has been denied.

Smith was under consideration to be the Broncos defensive coordinator before Jack Del Rio was hired for the job vacated by Allen. But it's not surprising that the Broncos would block someone from going to a division rival, even if he and Allen are coaching allies from this past season.

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