ESPN and the NFL.com report the Raiders have decided to name Tom Cable head coach.
ESPN said the Raiders informed another candidate of that decision on Tuesday while NFL.com reports Raiders owner Al Davis has begun telling people around the league he has selected Cable.
The Raiders deny a decision has been made.
Besides Cable, the only other candidates known to have interviewed are New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and Green Bay Packers assistant head/linebackers coach Winston Moss.
A source close to Cable said this afternoon that Cable, who was 4-8 as the interim head coach, had not been told he'd been named head coach.
Raiders senior executive John Herrera told ESPN the following:
"The decision has not been made. That's not correct. At some point here we will have a head coach, but as of now that decision has not been made. We are assembling a staff as you know, but a decision on the head man has not been made."
While a decision on a head coach has been slow to come by, the Raiders have already hired a new defensive line coach, Dwaine Board and Lionel Washington to coach defensive backs.
Adam Henry is the new tight ends coach while Kelly Skipper has moved from coaching tight ends to running backs.
John Fassel has also already been named special teams coordinator.
The Raiders have also interviewed Al Saunders about becoming offensive coordinator.
Cable has been expected to get the job for some time. But of course, Davis could change his mind.