Raiders hire new general manager, ESPN reports


Sources told ESPN Monday the Raiders were bringing on the NFL Network analyst.

With their season officially over after going 4-12 in Jon Gruden's first year back on the sidelines, the Oakland Raiders wasted little time in filling their GM vacancy left after the firing of Reggie McKenzie.

Mike Mayock said Sunday afternoon that he has interviewed to fill the Raiders' personnel executive vacancy created after Reggie McKenzie was sacked.

Eight NFL teams - one quarter of the league - are looking for a new head coach, including the Cincinnati Bengals, who fired Marvin Lewis, and his 0-7 playoff record, after 16 seasons. Once they have the guys they want to keep/plan on utilizing in their future plans, they need to be smart with their money heading into free agency. The bottom line for me, I was very honest. "So I would say Marvin being done in Cincinnati might be the most surprising thing". "When you start talking about the trades and negotiations and draft day and being on the clock and all that, it's the first time for me for real".

A defensive back at Boston College, Mayock played for the New York Giants in 1982 and 1983. Oakland ranked last in points allowed and had the second-worst points differential in the NFL. "It really comes down to ... let's get to the right answer for the Oakland Raiders". Even if the Raiders - who move to Las Vegas in 2020 - still do not have a home for 2019.

"We'll let the emotion get out of the decision-making process and we'll go from there", owner Mark Davis said.