Raiders Fire Hall Of Famer James Lofton

The Oakland Raiders fired wide receivers coach James Lofton on Tuesday, the day on which the contracts of every other remaining coach expired. Lofton was the lone coach under contract beyond the 2008 season. Yet, Davis opted to part ways with Lofton after only one season. Lofton’s long-term status will be determined by whoever gets hired as coach, the person familiar with the process said. Therefore, it’s conceivable that he will return in a different capacity.