Los Angeles Chargers 2019 Football Headshots

This is a 2019 photo of Gus Bradley of the Los Angeles Chargers NFL football team. This image reflects the Los Angeles Chargers active roster as of Monday, June 10, 2019 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Las Vegas Raiders announced Tuesday that Gus Bradley has been named as defensive coordinator.

According to the Raiders, Bradley most recently served four seasons as defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers. He brings 15 years of experience to the position including four years as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-16) and four seasons as the architect of the Seattle Seahawks’ exceptional defense from 2009-12, according to the Raiders.

He landed his first NFL position as a defensive quality control coach on Jon Gruden’s staff in Tampa Bay in 2006 and also served two seasons as the linebackers coach with the Buccaneers (2007-08), the team said in a statement.

In four years with the Chargers, according to the statement, Bradley’s unit produced four players that were selected for Pro Bowl honors. Included in that group are defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram III, who combined for six Pro Bowl nods.

"The duo also combined for 61.5 sacks during Bradley’s tenure in Los Angeles and both players received Pro Bowl selections in 2017 and 2019."

Last season, Bradley oversaw a defense that ranked in the top-10 in the NFL in total defense (343.4 avg.) and ranked ninth in the league against the pass (223.6 avg.), the statement notes.

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Yet in typical raiders fashion, the original announcement from the team came with an image of Ken Whisenhunt rather than Gus Bradley

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