Raiders Reportedly Hosted Longtime Patriots Player Wednesday

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The Las Vegas Raiders have New England Patriots connections on their coaching staff.

Those ties could lead him to pursue the two-time Super Bowl champion.

Charen Williams, Jamie Collins visit the Raiders on Wednesday for Pro Football Talk.

The linebacker has played 76 games in three different stints with the Patriots.

The 2015 pro bowler has 706 tackles, 26.5 sacks and 12 interceptions in a career spanning nine years.

New England brought Collins back to Foxboro after being bitten by the Detroit Lions early last season.

He recorded 20 tackles, one interception and one sack in 10 games.

First-year Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels has spent most of his career working in New England under Bill Belichick.

He brought along Patrick Graham, a linebackers coach during Collins' time with the Patriots.

To serve as the defensive coordinator.

Devine DeBlo, Denzel Perryman, in a Raiders defense headlined by pass-rushers Max Crosby and Chandler Jones

and Jayne Brown on linebacker.

Unfinished rookies Darian Butler and Luke Masterson represent their only bench depth.

The Raiders will begin their season on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers.