ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Dennis Allen said at his season-ending news conference Monday that he is operating under the premise he will be the head coach of the Raiders in 2014.
Presumably, Allen was given that impression from general manager Reggie McKenzie, who was hired by owner Mark Davis to run the football operation.
"I've been given the indication that I'll be back, but I think it will be important for me and Mark to sit down and talk about the things we need to talk about, but I have every intention of being back," Allen said.
Allen said he anticipated a meeting with Davis "real soon."
A day after the Raiders finished the season with a 34-14 loss to the Denver Broncos for their sixth straight defeat and a second consecutive 4-12 record, Allen met with the team as a group and also talked with most players individually.
"I just said I don't plan on going anywhere," Allen said. "I plan on being here. We've got 113 days before the start of the offseason program, and we need to make sure we have a good plan for those 113 days. . . .If they have any questions or concerns, they need to contact me and I can give them the right answers."
Running back Rashad Jennings said his meeting with Allen reviewed his performance over the season and talked of plans going forward.
"I expect him to be here," Jennings said. "Those are decisions that are not in our hands, but he's definitely the guy for the job.
Long-snapper Jon Condo, who came to the Raiders in 2006, has been around long enough to know nothing is etched in stone.
"I met with (Allen) individually and we met with him as a team and he said, 'Hey, I'm going to be here,'----" Condo said. "Hue Jackson once said he was going to be here a lot longer than people in this room, and he got canned a week after that."
Allen, who has two years remaining on his contract, talked about the phase of "reconstruction" that will replace the "deconstruction" that took place in shedding bloated contracts and putting the team as much as $50 million under the salary cap in 2014.
The Raiders have 17 players on their roster scheduled for unrestricted free agency and will be in the market for big-ticket players in a manner they weren't a year ago.
"I'm not looking at this as the end, I'm looking at this as the start, as the beginning, and this is where we have an opportunity to really create here," Allen said. "This is where we should be judged. We should be judged on this point moving forward."
Allen said the season "didn't work out the way we wanted it to work out" in terms of a won-lost record but that the Raiders are "closer than their record might indicate" to being among the teams that compete for a playoff berth every year.
--After utilizing both Terrelle Pryor and undrafted rookie free agent Matt McGloin throughout the season, Allen said, "I'm not sure we have the quarterback of the future in the building right now."
Said Pryor: "I don't know what the future holds. All I know is I'm going to get better and keep working my butt off."
Said McGloin: "I thought I did some pretty good things out there. I also did some poor things that I need to work on and improve. That will come. I know I will get better."
--Allen said he spoke to defensive end Lamarr Houston regarding his postgame comment that the Raiders may be looking to move on from him.
"That's not the case," Allen said. "I sat down with Lamarr and had a nice discussion with him. We'd love to have him back."
--The Raiders signed six players to reserve/future contracts, tying them to the club through the offseason program: cornerback Johnny Adams, offensive lineman Jack Cornell, wide receiver Jared Green, linebacker Eric Harper, tight end Brian Leonhardt and defensive end Chris McCoy.
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