In returning to the franchise where he coached his first four seasons, Gruden will receive a 10-year contract worth an estimated $100 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported, citing sources.
Thankful Bills send Bengals Buffalo wings after playoff joy
There also was a raucous scene in the Bills' locker room after a win over Miami when they saw Dalton's touchdown pass. The team made the announcement on Twitter Thursday and said the gesture is for a "TON of thank you's from Buffalo".
This season Oakland missed the playoffs with a final record of 6-10, after ending a 14-year postseason drought a season ago finishing 12-4. He was sacked by the Buccaneers following the 2008 season and has been in the broadcast booth since. ESPN reported that Davis was in hot pursuit for Gruden with a persuasive offer that included an ownership stake in the Raiders. Gruden has already started putting together a staff with Cincinnati defensive co-ordinator Paul Guenther among those expected to join.
The last time Gruden coached the Raiders was January 19, 2002 against the New England Patriots.
"We believe the Rooney Rule was complied with". "Minority candidates were interviewed and we will wait and see the decision they make". He was sacked after going 9-7 in 2008 with the Buccaneers, his seventh season with the team. He came back in 2004 and had a 30-34 record in four seasons, leading Washington to two playoff berths.