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  • Father of Raiders coach dies at 66

  • ALAMEDA, Calif. — Grady Allen, the father of Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and a former NFL linebacker, has died. He was 66.
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  • ALAMEDA, Calif. — Grady Allen, the father of Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and a former NFL linebacker, has died. He was 66.
    The Raiders said Tuesday that Grady Allen died overnight from cardiac arrest. Dennis Allen had left the Raiders on Sunday night to go to the Dallas area to be with his father, who was hospitalized last week.
    Dennis Allen is expected to rejoin the team tonight and coach Oakland against Denver on Thursday night. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp oversaw the team at practice on Tuesday with defensive coordinator Jason Tarver running that side of the ball.
    Grady Allen played 59 games over five years as a linebacker with the Atlanta Falcons.
    Seahawks
    Seattle has cut wide receiver Braylon Edwards after a season during which he had little impact on the offense and placed starting left guard James Carpenter on the season-ending reserve/non-football illness list.
    Edwards was waived with an injury distinction, but no specific injury was cited. The Seahawks now have just five healthy wide receivers.
    Edwards had just eight catches for 74 yards and one touchdown in 10 games.
    Carpenter returned from a serious knee injury last season and started seven games for the Seahawks at left guard. But he left early in Sunday's win over Chicago after experiencing pain in his knee.
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