The Latest: Gruden getting close view at likely future rival

6Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—The Latest on the NFL playoffs on wild-card weekend (all times local):
4:35 p.m. ET
Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hid out in the locker room during the national anthem before their playoff game against Tennessee, just as he has done all season.
Peters has never fully addressed the reason he protests during the anthem.
Fans unfurled a field-length flag during the rendition, and a B-2 bomber flew overhead, while the Titans and the rest of the Chiefs stood on their respective sidelines at attention.
Tennessee won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
— Dave Skretta reporting in Kansas City
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4:30 p.m. ET
Jon Gruden may be getting an up-close look at his future rival.
Gruden is providing the color analysis for ESPN‘s broadcast of the Chiefs-Titans playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Associated Press and several other outlets have reported that Gruden will be introduced as the coach of their AFC West-rival Oakland Raiders on Tuesday.
Play-by-play man Sean McDonough congratulated Gruden on his transition back to coaching, and the former Raiders and Buccaneers head coach replied: “Nothing is official yet but these Chiefs fans have been on my case since I got here.”
— Dave Skretta reporting in Kansas City
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4 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have only won