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Tony Sparano signs two-year contract with Raiders

Tony Sparano

New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano stands on the sideines during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

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The Raiders have retained one of their top offensive assistants.

The club announced Friday that offensive line coach/assistant head coach Tony Sparano had re-signed for two more years.

Sparano had appeared on his way to become the Buccaneers’ offensive line coach. However, he’s remaining with the Raiders, whom he joined last January after one season as the Jets’ offensive coordinator.

Sparano was the Dolphins’ head coach from 2008 through 2011, leading Miami to a 29-33 record. He was fired with three games left in the 2011 campaign.

Raiders owner Mark Davis has indicated Dennis Allen will return for a third season as head coach.