Shortly after resigning from the Raiders, Gruden filed a lawsuit against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell, alleging they tried to destroy his career by releasing private emails. In January of this year, the Nevada Supreme Court granted the league’s request to stay Gruden’s lawsuit.
Allen was asked if he was concerned that Gruden’s presence could be a distraction or would encourage a backlash.
“No, look, you ask everybody involved and they thought it was very beneficial for our football team,” Allen said, via ESPN . “And look, we’re going to look at any way we can to try to improve. So that was one area that we thought, just bringing him in and getting a chance to sit down and visit with him, would help us .”
In three-plus years under Gruden, Carr completed 68.3% of his passes for 13,811 yards, 75 touchdowns and 31 interceptions and led the Raiders to a 22-31 record. The quarterback was released this offseason after one full season under new management in Las Vegas, and Carr subsequently signed with New Orleans.
The Saints had three days of free practice last week and have two more this week and four next week before mandatory minicamp begins on June 13.