the NFL has seen by two teammates, as they became the first duo in league history to each
record 90-plus receptions, 1,200-plus yards and 12-plus receiving touchdowns. Nelson’s 1,519
receiving yards set a club record, while his 98 receptions were fourth-most in franchise annals.
For Cobb, it was the first 1,000-yard season of his career. The two both earned Pro Bowl selections
after becoming the first pair of Packers players to notch at least 90 receptions in the same season.
A 2013 campaign saw Green Bay receiving corps account for 3,319 yards receiving, the second
most in a single season in club history, despite dealing with the loss of Rodgers for seven games
due to injury. With four different quarterbacks taking the snap from under center that season, the
group of receivers still managed to average 207.4 yards per game, second most in the league.
In 2012, Jones led the NFL with 14 receiving touchdowns, becoming the first Packer to lead
the league in receiving scores since Shannon Sharpe (18) accomplished the feat in 1994. With
the absence of two of their top wide receivers for multiple games, Bennett helped second-year
receiver Cobb emerge as a versatile threat, as he led the team with 80 receptions and 954 yards,
while also hauling in eight touchdown passes.
In 2011, the receivers posted some of the best numbers in club history, accounting for a teamrecord
3,667 yards receiving and 38 touchdowns, the second-highest touchdown total in NFL
history by a receiving group at the time. Bennett coached Nelson to a career-high 15 touchdown
receptions, the third most in team history, adding 68 receptions for 1,263 yards (18.6 avg.),
marking the second-best receiving average in the league that year among wide receivers with at
least 50 receptions. Wide receiver Greg Jennings earned a Pro Bowl selection that season, posting
949 yards and nine touchdowns in just 13 games played.
Prior to his move to wide receivers, Bennett served six years as a running backs coach for the
Packers from 2005-10. In his six years, Bennett coached running backs to 1,000-yard seasons
three different times.
In his last season as running backs coached, Bennett oversaw the development of sixth-round
draft pick running back James Starks, who set franchise rookie playoff-record 123 yards in 2010
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in the NFC Wild Card round and was instrumental down the stretch during the Packers’ Super
Bowl XLV title run. From 2008-09, Bennett coached RB Ryan Grant to over 1,200 yards on the
ground in consecutive seasons, just the third tailback in team history to accomplish the feat. Grant
also finished second in the NFC in 2009 with 11 rushing scores, the most by a Packers running
back since 2003.
Bennett was key to the initial progress of Grant in 2007, Grant’s first season with the team,
as he totaled five 100-yard performances and set a Green Bay postseason record with 201 yards
on the ground against the Seahawks. In 2006, Bennett helped lead the Packers’ all-time leading
rusher RB Ahman Green to his final 1,000 yard season. Due to injuries in Year 1 as running
backs coach in 2005, Bennett mentored undrafted rookie RB Samkon Gado to the second-most
productive season by a first-year running back in club history, as Gado posted 582 yards and six
scores on the ground.
Prior to his move to coaching, Bennett spent four years in the Packers front office, serving as
the team’s director of player development from 2001-04. Bennett and his developmental cast
around him were recognized in 2003 as the NFC’s best player development department.
PERSONAL: Native of Jacksonville, Fla. …Played eight seasons in the NFL for the Green Bay
Packers and Chicago Bears…Was the Packers’ fourth round selection in the 1992 NFL Draft…
Played in 112 games, starting 77 of them and tallied 3,992 yards rushing on 1,115 carries
and added 21 touchdowns…Also added 284 receptions for 2,245 yards and 10 receiving
touchdowns…Became the fifth running back in Packers annals to rush for 1,000 yards in a
season during the 1995 season as he finished with 1,067…Started for the Packers in their Super
Bowl XXXI victory…Was a four-year starter at Florida State (1987, 1989-91) and graduated with a
bachelor’s degree in social science, with a primary emphasis in political science and a secondary
emphasis in sociology…Inducted into the Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005…Attended
Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville (Fla.) and earned first-team all-state honors…Has a
wife, Mindy, a son, Edgar IV, and daughter, Elyse Morgan.
Edgar Bennett (continued)
Tim Berbenich enters his first season with the Oakland Raiders, bringing 15 years of experience in
the NFL. Berbenich joins the Raiders having spent the last five seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
In his five seasons with the Colts, Berbenich assisted in numerous roles on both the offense
and defense, serving as the team’s offensive assistant from 2013-14, defensive assistant in 2015 and
offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach in 2016-17. The team won two division titles (2013-
14) in Berbenich’s first two seasons as an offensive assistant, going 11-5 in back-to-back seasons.
In his last two seasons as offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach, Berbenich worked
closely with second-year QB Jacoby Brissett, who started 15 games for the Colts in 2017. Brissett
passed for over 3,000 yards in his first year as a starter and tied for sixth in the NFL for lowest
pass interception percentage (1.5). In 2016, Berbenich helped QB Andrew Luck, as he established
a career-high 63.5 completion percentage while also finishing in the top-10 in the NFL in passing
yards (4,240, eighth) passing touchdowns (31, fifth) and passer rating (96.4, ninth).
In his one-year stint as a defensive assistant, Berbenich assisted in two Pro Bowl selections in
Mike Adams and Vontae Davis, both who earned the honor for the second consecutive campaign.
The Colts scored five defensive touchdowns under his tutelage, tied for the most in club history. In
addition, the defense’s five interceptions returned for a score tied for first in the NFL and their 17
picks total ranked sixth.
In his first two seasons as an offensive assistant, Berbenich helped guide an offense that ranked
fifth in passing yards per game (269.3 avg.) and seventh in total offense (374.2 avg.) from 2013-
14. The offense also ranked seventh with 89 touchdowns during that same time frame. In 2014,
the club set franchise record with 6,506 net yards and 4,894 net passing yards, while recording the
second-highest point total (458) in the NFL that season. In 2013, the Colts amassed 1,743 total
yards on the ground, the most by the team since 2006. The offense’s 14 turnovers established a
new franchise record, while the team also became the first club since 2002 to finish with the least
amount of turnovers and penalties in a single season.
Before joining the Colts’ staff, Berbenich served as an assistant wide receivers coach with the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009-11. In 2010, he mentored rookie ER Mike Williams to 65
receptions, 964 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns, marks that all led the NFL among rookies.
Williams’ 11 touchdown receptions also tied fourth league wide. For his exceptional first outing in
the NFL, Williams finished second in voting for the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.
In 2009, Antonio Bryant led the club’s wide receiving group with 600 yards and four touchdowns,
both second overall on the team, while rookie seventh-round draft pick Sammie Stroughter enjoyed a
successful first campaign and finished third on the team with 31 receptions.
In 2008, served as the team’s assistant running backs coach. That year, the team rushed for
over 1,800 yards for the second consecutive season, as Berbenich coached two players to over 500
From 2006-07, Berbenich served as the team’s offensive quality control coach under Jon
Gruden. He helped mentor an offense that saw Joey Galloway cross 1,000 yards and six touchdown
receptions in consecutive seasons. On the ground, RB Earnest Graham had the best season of his
career in 2007, totaling career highs in rushing yards (898) and touchdowns (10), while also adding
49 receptions for 324 yards.
Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Berbenich broke into the NFL coaching ranks with the New
York Jets as offensive assistant in 2003-04 and additionally as a quality control coach for the team
in 2005. He helped coach the team to two postseason appearances (2002 and 2004) during his
tenure with the team.
PERSONAL: Native of Huntington, N.Y. …Before coaching, served in the New York Jets team
operations department as an intern in 2000, before earning a full-time role in 2002 as an operations
assistant…Attended Hamilton College, where he played wide receiver while also completing his
degree in economics…Has a wife, Diane, and two sons, Jack (eight) and Drew (five).
16th season in NFL
1st season with Raiders
Tom Cable returns for his second stint in Oakland as an offensive line coach, having served as
the offensive line coach from 2007-08 and head coach from 2008-10. Cable brings 30 years
of coaching experience to the post, including 12 seasons in the NFL.
From 2011-17, Cable helped the Seattle Seahawks win three NFC West titles, two NFC
Championships and a Super Bowl XLVIII title. During his seven seasons as the Seahawks’ assistant
head coach/offensive line, his line helped Seattle’s running game rank second in the NFL with 131.9
yards per game over that span.
He saw three players on his line receive a total of five Pro Bowl honors as Max Unger and Russell
Okung earned selections in 2012 and 2013, with Unger being named first-team All-Pro in 2012 and
Duane Brown earning the honor in 2017. Cable’s line also helped current Raider RB Marshawn Lynch
earn four consecutive Pro Bowl honors from 2011-14 and was named first-team All-Pro in 2012.
After losing a starting member of his line in the preseason of 2017, Cable guided Brown, who joined
Seattle in Week 2, into the starting role and saw him earn a Pro Bowl selection. Under Cable’s direction
in 2016, his line helped Seattle average 357.2 yards per game, a figure that ranked 12th in the NFL.
In 2015, Cable helped Seattle’s rush offense finish in the top-five for the fourth consecutive
season, ranking third with 141.8 yards per game. Behind Cable’s line, undrafted Thomas Rawls
had a break out rookie season, highlighted with a 209-yards rushing performance against the San
Francisco 49ers, a figure that ranked second among rookies in franchise history.
Cable was the leader of the league’s best rushing attack during Seattle’s run to Super Bowl XLIX
in 2014 with a franchise record 2,762 yards on the ground and saw his unit set the franchise record
for rushing yards in a single game with 350 against the New York Giants. Cable’s line helped Lynch
total a career-high 17 touchdowns and add 1,306 yards on 280 carries.
In 2013, the Seahawks once again ranked in the top-five in rushing, averaging 136.8 yards per
game to rank fourth in the NFL. Cable helped Unger and Okung earn their second straight Pro Bowl
nods while helping Lynch to another Pro Bowl season with 1,257 yards on 301 carries and 14 total
touchdowns. In Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII victory, the Seahawks rushing attack gained 135 yards
on 29 carries and recorded one touchdown.
Cable’s 2012 line was led by first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler Unger and Pro Bowler Okung,
as they finished the season as the league’s fourth-youngest starting offensive line. Seattle’s rushing
attack ranked third in the NFL with 2,579 yards, which was led by first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler
14th season in NFL (1 as a player)
5th season with Raiders