Raiders Coaching Staff
D’ANTHONY Bat iste
Strength and Conditioning Asistant
10th SEASON IN NFL (8 AS A PLAYER)
2nd SEASON WITH RAIDERS
D’Anthony Batiste enters his 10th NFL season
in 2019 and second as a Raiders strength
and conditioning assistant. He brings 12
years of playing experience as an offensive lineman to the post, competing at
the sport’s highest levels.
Using his experience as a former offensive lineman, Batiste worked
extensively with offensive and defensive lineman during his first year with
the Silver and Black, tailoring his training to increase their skill sets in the
trenches. His work with the men upfront helped produce Pro Bowl alternates in
C Rodney Hudson and G/T Kelechi Osemele in 2018.
Batiste also worked with TE Jared Cook as he earned his first Pro Bowl
selection, while setting career highs in receptions (68), receiving yards (896)
and touchdowns (six)
Batiste came to the Raiders following his playing career in the Canadian
Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos. He played in 56 games for
Edmonton, helping the team capture the Grey Cup in 2015.
PERSONAL: Native of Marksville, La. …Has numerous certifications,
including USAW Level 1, personal training, health and wellness, Owen’s
Recovery Science BFR, CPR and AED…Currently completing his degree at
Louisiana-Lafayette…Spent eight seasons as an NFL offensive lineman, playing
for the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos,
Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers…Appeared in
37 career games and made 14 starts…Played in 56 games over the last four
seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos and was named a West Division All-Star
at right tackle and the team’s most outstanding offensive lineman in 2015…
Went undrafted in 2004…Played collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette, appearing
in 39 games and earned second-team All-Sun Belt honors as a senior in 2003.
27th SEASON IN NFL (8 AS A PLAYER)
2nd SEASON WITH RAIDERS
Edgar Bennett, now entering his 27th season in the
NFL, embarks upon his second year with the Silver
and Black as the club’s wide receivers coach.
In Bennett’s first season with the Raiders in 2018, he oversaw a group
of wide receivers that provided flexibility for the offense. QB Derek Carr set
career highs in yards, completions, completion percentage and yards per
attempt thanks to his receiving corps, while connecting with eight different
wide receivers throughout the year. Leading the way was WR Jordy Nelson,
who spent 10 years in Green Bay under Bennett. Nelson finished second on
the team in both yards (739) and touchdown receptions (three), while finishing
third in receptions (63).
Bennett came aboard the staff in 2018 having spent the previous 17
seasons with the Packers’ club in multiple roles, serving as the team’s offensive
coordinator from 2015-17, wide receivers coach from 2011-14, running
backs coach from 2005-10 and as the team’s director of player development
from 2001-04. Bennett also spent five seasons playing running back for the
Packers. As a player and coach, Bennett has won 11 division titles, appeared
in six conference championships and won both Super Bowl XXXI in 1996 and
XLV in 2010.
PERSONAL: Native of Jacksonville, Fla. …Played eight seasons in the
NFL for the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears…Played in 112 games
with 77 starts, recording 3,992 rushing yards on 1,115 carries and added 21
touchdowns…Also added 284 receptions for 2,245 yards and 10 receiving
touchdowns…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…Has a wife, Mindy, a son, Edgar IV, and
daughter, Elyse Morgan.
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