The Oakland Raiders will hire Green Bay Packers director of player personnel Reggie McKenzie to be their new general manager.
McKenzie was recommended for the job by former Packers general manager Ron Wolf, who has been consulting with the Raiders on their search.
“Reggie’s a tremendous evaluator,” Wolf told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday. “He can tell you who can play and who can’t play. That’s what it’s all about. Some can write reports but can’t tell you who can play. Whatever that is, he has that. He has a feel.”
The full details of McKenzie’s role with the team are still being worked out, but coach Hue Jackson has expressed interest in having input on personnel matters.
McKenzie interviewed with the Raiders on Wednesday and reportedly accepted to take the job Thursday night.
Al Davis, the Raiders former owner, served as the team’s general manager until his death last year. McKenzie played linebacker for the Raiders from 1985-88.
Director of college scouting John Dorsey seems likely to take over McKenzie’s role with the Packers.
Hope its not too much of a loss for the packers.
he deserves the job but we’ll see if the raiders are able to stay out of his way and allow him to build a real team and not draft kickers and punters in the first round.
Wow, what a change for the Raiders: from Al Davis to a guy who actually knows what he is doing.
Good for John Dorsey. The Packers remain in good hands.
Oh, and the Packers also have Ron Wolf’s son, Eliot Wolf. Could be a move up for him as well.
I expected this exodus after last season.
Too bad no one wants Slocum….although special teams has stepped it up this year.
I wonder which NFL team is going to smart enough to go after Flynn.