Raiders coach heads home to be with ill father

Updated: December 2, 2012, 9:00 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen will miss most of practice this week to be with his ill father in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Allen left after the Raiders' 20-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The team said his father, Grady, who played five seasons as a linebacker with the Atlanta Falcons, has a serious medical condition.

Allen is expected to return to Oakland on Wednesday night. The Raiders host the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.

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