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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:56:46 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he assured head coach Dennis Allen that his job was not in jeopardy despite reports that Allen was on the hot seat after the team lost eight of its final nine games to finish 4-12 for the second straight year. "It was not an issue with me. I understand how things kind of go in different directions when it gets toward the end of the season throughout the league when (people are) predicting who's going to be in, who's going to be out. I understood all that. But I wasn't going to play into that," McKenzie said.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:35:10 -0800
The Oakland Raiders will have around $70 million to spend on free agents this offseason, but general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team will be smart about their spending.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:17:33 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent RB Rashad Jennings and FS Charles Woodson this offseason.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:06:32 -0800
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis indicated Monday, Dec. 30, that no official decision has been made on the status of head coach Dennis Allen, but he gave every indication that Allen is likely to be back in 2014. General manager Reggie McKenzie is on even firmer ground, and it seems likely the GM is sticking with Allen, too.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:17:10 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is on the hot seat over the last two games of the season. If the Raiders are competitive and appear to be getting better, Allen is likely to return. General manager Reggie McKenzie is likely safe.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:50:08 -0800
Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he intends to stick with QB Matt McGloin as his starting quarterback for now in remarks made at his press conference on Friday, Nov. 29. However, Allen also wants to get another look at QB Terrelle Pryor before this season ends. It is all part of Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie gathering as much information as possible on their quarterback situation before they head into the offseason.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:57:56 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team will not draft for need in the first round of the NFL Draft. "I think you try and draft the best player, and fill that need down the line," McKenzie said.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 06:07:50 -0700
The Oakland Raiders currently have $79 million of salary cap room for 2014 - $40 million more than the next closest team - after general manager Reggie McKenzie cleared away many of the team's poor contracts. However, the team also has only 21 players under contract for 2014.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:33:06 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the organization is still trying to identify core players, which includes QB Carson Palmer, for the 2013 season. "We have to identify our core, and we're still trying to do that," McKenzie said. "And once we've settled on that, try to maintain it and build around it. The quarterback certainly has to be included."
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:31:08 -0800
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie spoke with confidants as recently as the past week to discuss the future of first-year head coach Dennis Allen.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:03:38 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen will reportedly be back in 2013 despite a poor season. As will general manager Reggie McKenzie; however, the team could look to alter their front-office structure. According to sources, owner Mark Davis thinks highly of Ray Anderson, the NFL's vice president of football operations, and some believe he could join that organization if the right opportunity arose.
Sat, 15 Dec 2012 06:06:52 -0800
Oakland Raiders WRs Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford could potentially be trade bait in the offseason as general manager Reggie McKenzie looks to acquire additional draft picks and stockpile talent.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 04:15:03 -0800
The Oakland Raiders issued a statement Wednesday, Dec. 5, denying any interest in bringing back former NFL head coach Jon Gruden. "Members of the media: There are two people on this planet that have the ability to make talks happen between Jon Gruden and the Raiders, with regard to him allegedly taking over the football operations, and/or the position of head coach. Each of those individuals, owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie, wanted me to communicate that this rumor has no validity whatsoever," the statement said.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 04:33:25 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Friday, Nov. 30, part of changing the team's culture was getting players to be leaders and hold others accountable; however, he inherited a roster with few leaders. "Can't say I had that coming in," McKenzie said. The general manager has seen some players with leadership qualities start to emerge but there are no dynamic presences on the roster.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 04:30:54 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said FS Michael Huff is a safety and not a cornerback in the team's long-term plans. Huff has played cornerback this season because of injuries to the secondary.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 04:14:17 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Friday, Nov. 30, he is still pleased with head coach Dennis Allen despite the team's 3-8 record. "I'm sure he has some rookie mistakes but overall I'm happy with Dennis," McKenzie said. The general manager added it's on players to do their job.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 04:52:08 -0800
If Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain is released, as expected, Thursday, Nov. 29, he will be the 27th player to leave since new general manager Reggie McKenzie took over.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:49:51 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie acknowledged the team made a contract offer to Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson when he was a free agent; however, once the team knew what they had in RB Mike Goodson, they were content in letting Benson sign with another team. "By then, I liked what I had seen (of Goodson) so far," McKenzie said. "So whenever (Benson) made his decision to go there, they wanted to see if we wanted to ... 'No, you go ahead. You can go now. We're good.'"
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 07:45:17 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie have focused on team discipline throughout the offseason, according to SS Tyvon Branch. "They're real strict on discipline now, as far as showing up to meetings. They're even making us check in for lunches and dinners now. They're trying to change the discipline factor," Branch said.
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:51:02 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie agrees with QB Carson Palmer's assessment that the team has a shot of reaching the playoffs this upcoming season. "I think after being around these guys the whole offseason, being around the coaching staff and the players, I definitely think we have the makeup of being a playoff team," McKenzie said. "I feel what Carson is saying, as far as where we're headed. We're headed in the direction to where we can get there ... everybody seems to be on the same page. We just need to keep progressing. We can make this happen."
Wed, 02 May 2012 06:30:23 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is reportedly looking to hire his twin brother, Raleigh McKenzie, to the personnel department as he continues to overhaul the front office.
Wed, 02 May 2012 04:54:36 -0700
The Oakland Raiders confirmed an earlier report that they have fired longtime scout Jon Kingdon after 33 years with the organization. Kingdon was the head of college scouting and general manager Reggie McKenzie had said earlier this offseason that he wanted to bring in his own team after the NFL Draft.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 05:37:39 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said OG Tony Bergstrom was the best player on the board when the team selected him No. 95 overall in the NFL Draft. "This is a blue-collar position, and he was the best player that we had up there," McKenzie said.
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:25:37 -0700
The Oakland Raiders are interested in New York Jets vice president of college scouting Joey Clinkscales, who will likely part ways with the team after the NFL Draft. He is a former college and high school football teammate of general manager Reggie McKenzie.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 06:23:52 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he follows the best-player-available approach to drafting. "I'm not going to reach down for a player that plays a certain position," McKenzie said.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 06:17:20 -0700
The Oakland Raiders do not have a first- or second-round pick in this year's NFL Draft; however, general manager Reggie McKenzie said he doesn't plan to trade future high picks in order to move up this year.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 06:09:23 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he is looking to add more depth to the team entering the NFL Draft. "When I talk to the coaching staff about (it), we need depth," McKenzie said. "We feel like we've got players that we can line up at a lot of spots. And we've got some good players. But when you talk about a guy goes down, who do we have? We need depth at … quite a few spots."
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 07:21:47 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he does not regret the prior regime trading first- and second-round picks to the Cincinnati Bengals for QB Carson Palmer. McKenzie believes the team can win with Palmer. "You can beat that doggone story 'til it's worn out," said McKenzie. "But I know this: We've got a quarterback we think can win the division and take us to the playoffs. Losing a one and a two doesn't bother me one bit."
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 07:01:19 -0700
Even though Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie inherited a team that was way over the salary cap, in addition to having few draft picks, he believes he can build a winner. "Not once. Never thought I shouldn't take the job because of things like that either," McKenzie said. "It never entered my mind. I just figured, 'We'll find players.' I know how to find players. I've been in Green Bay when we found Mark Tauscher and Donald Driver late in drafts, and found Tramon Williams on the street, and signed Charles Woodson in free agency. It can be done."
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:25:02 -0700
Despite having little room under the salary cap to operate, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he has been happy with the moves the team has made this offseason. "A little bit better (than expected), because we were able to knock out a couple of areas we felt we wanted to upgrade, and fill in or solidify," McKenzie said. "We felt like the O-line as a group, we solidified big time by getting the two veterans back and the coaching staff would like to see Wiz (Stefen Wisniewski) move inside, see what he can do. They feel pretty good about that."
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:02:57 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he didn't expect many moves before the NFL Draft takes place. He also said the Raiders were well under $4 million against the salary cap. Under McKenzie, the Raiders will be less inclined to push the envelope on the salary cap and to massive restructures, and will be more financially responsible.
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 06:31:14 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is not only expected to make changes to the roster but also the team's front office structure. McKenzie may wait, however, until after the NFL Scouting Combine to make moves.
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 06:23:59 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen said that LB Rolando McClain will likely remain on the team in 2012.
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 05:48:22 -0800
Veteran Oakland Raiders players should be on high alert following the release of CB Stanford Routt Thursday, Feb. 9. General manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen will likely make more changes to the roster as they begin to put their stamp on the franchise.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:40:23 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen have both spoken with QB Carson Palmer since they were hired and are excited about what he can bring to the team. McKenzie said he had a face-to-face meeting with Palmer. "He came to see me, and he's excited, and we're both excited for him," McKenzie said.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:31:17 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he was all but convinced that he had found his head coach Jan. 18 when he interviewed Dennis Allen for the first time. "He understood the big picture, not just defense, as far as putting a plan together," McKenzie said. "We went over everything. How you treat people, how you treat players, getting a staff together. It was all right in line (with) the way I was thinking."
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:08:06 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he will be restructuring the team's front office; however, he will wait until after the NFL Draft to do so. "The pattern will be very much like what I went through in Green Bay. I'm not looking to do anything anytime soon. I'm going to work with these guys, and we're going to jump on this free agency and we're going to jump on this (scouting) combine stuff," McKenzie said.
Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:16:48 -0800
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Tuesday, Jan. 24, that he will meet with Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen to discuss the team's head coaching vacancy. "I will meet Dennis Allen tonight," McKenzie said. "And after tonight, depending on our conversation...that's when." McKenzie was referring to when a job might be offered, refuting reports that a deal was already in place or that negotiations were ongoing. The two will meet in Mobile, Ala. at a Senior Bowl workout.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 07:10:41 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has interviews for the team's head coaching vacancy scheduled for next week, an indication that there is no rush to make a hire.
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:07:14 -0800
There is no word yet as to whether Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has set up an interview with Green Bay Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss regarding the team's head coaching vacancy. Moss is thought to be a favorite for the job, based upon his strong relationship with McKenzie, as well as the fact that McKenzie has told people in the past that he intended to hire Moss as his head coach if he ever got in a position to make such a call.
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:05:30 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said that he will let the team's next head coach make the determination on which assistant coaches are asked back.
Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:50:01 -0800
The Oakland Raiders' search for a head coach should heat up this week following the Green Bay Packers' playoff loss in the Divisional Round to the New York Giants. Packers assistant coaches Winston Moss, Joe Philbin, Dom Capers and Tom Clements became available for head coaching interviews. All have been reported as potential Raiders candidates and had a working relationship with general manager Reggie McKenzie in Green Bay. Oakland reportedly is hoping for a quick decision in naming a new head coach.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 07:11:24 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in order to sustain long-term success, the organization will have to enter a rebuilding phase. "Mark Davis has told me that he wants long-term success, and we're going to start it right now," McKenzie said. "To begin, we're going to have to build. That's where our mindset is." The first step for McKenzie will be to put in a structure, one different from late managing general partner Al Davis calling all the shots, and McKenzie this week handed Mark Davis a chart of how the front office should look. The next steps are filling those jobs and hiring a new head coach.
Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:15:22 -0800
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, who made the decision to bring in Reggie McKenzie as general manager, said he gave McKenzie the authority over the coaching staff. Davis also said McKenzie will decide on the new head coach and the personnel decisions, with the coach ultimately reporting to the general manager.
Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:53:58 -0800
Former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said the reason general manager Reggie McKenzie relieved him of his duties was because he wanted one of his own guys in place. "He wants to bring in his own guys. No job is safe right now," Jackson said.
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 08:06:59 -0800
New Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is contemplating whether to keep head coach Hue Jackson, according to league sources. Agent Kennard McGuire, who represents both men, has denied that Jackson would be let go. McKenzie is contemplating whether he should bring in his own coach, despite the relationship with Jackson.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 13:12:44 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is expected to join the team immediately and will not wait until the Green Bay Packers are done with the playoffs.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:52:43 -0800
The Oakland Raiders officially announced Friday, Jan. 6, that they have hired Reggie McKenzie as their next general manager.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 07:10:47 -0800
The arrival of Reggie McKenzie as the Oakland Raiders' new general manager could signal the end of the tenure for head coach Hue Jackson. There are indications that Jackson wasn't fully on board with the decision to hire McKenzie. Every general manager wants to hire his own head coach, and McKenzie could have some real misgivings about moving forward with Jackson.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 06:48:57 -0800
Green Bay Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie confirmed via a text message Thursday, Jan. 5, that he will be the new general manager of the Oakland Raiders, but declined further comment.