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Raiders part ways with defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr.

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The Raiders relieved defensive coordinator, Ken Norton Jr., from his duties. (File) The Raiders relieved defensive coordinator, Ken Norton Jr., from his duties. (File)
OAKLAND, CA (FOX5) -

The Raiders have parted ways with defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., the team announced Tuesday. 

Head Coach Jack Del Rio said in a statement, "After careful thought, I have made a difficult decision to part ways with Ken Norton, Jr. as defensive coordinator."

He added, "I feel that moving John Pagano into the play-calling role will best utilize his wealth of experience."

The coach said he wishes Norton well on his future endeavors.

The Raiders host the Denver Broncos on Sunday. 

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