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Raiders | Reggie McKenzie likely out

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:10:25 -0800

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is likely to be fired after the season, according to league sources.

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Raiders | Reggie McKenzie praised by owner

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:29:27 -0800

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has done a good job of bringing the team out of salary-cap troubles and ushering in a talented draft class, according to owner Mark Davis. Davis said McKenzie is not an interim general manager.

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Raiders | Reggie McKenzie safe?

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 02:29:37 -0800

Even though the Oakland Raiders are 0-9, some people within the organization believe general manager Reggie McKenzie may be safe in his job. The 2014 draft class has turned out well and injuries have decimated the roster.

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Raiders | Reggie McKenzie safe for now

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:49:40 -0700

While the status of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is safe for now, owner Mark Davis has said the team's performance the rest of the season will determine whether McKenzie stays or goes.

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Raiders | Reggie McKenzie to hire next coach

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:41:02 -0700

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in a press conference Tuesday, Sept. 30, that he will be the one to hire the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders. McKenzie added that his job is safe and that owner Mark Davis has not threatened to fire him. Tony Sparano will serve as the team's interim head coach.

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Raiders | Reggie McKenzie safe

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:24:56 -0700

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is not in trouble in terms of losing his job even though the team has struggled so far this season, according to a source. Owner Mark Davis believes McKenzie is building a foundation for the team.

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Raiders | Won't wait on WR

Thu, 01 May 2014 15:09:27 -0700

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team will not pass on a "great" wide receiver in the draft and wait for a "good receiver later in the draft."

Fantasy Tip: Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans are the two wideouts that are worth taking with the team's fifth overall pick in the first round. It would be surprising if Oakland passed both or one of them up if they were available at that pick.

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Raiders | GM attends Jadeveon Clowney's Pro Day

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:25:38 -0700

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie attended the South Carolina Pro Day Wednesday, April 2, to watch DE Jadeveon Clowney work out.

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Raiders | Team has idea of who will be quarterback

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:37:19 -0700

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has an idea of who the starting quarterback will be fore the team, even though he is not saying. "The bottom line still is the guy's got to come I and compete, show the team, his teammates, the staff, that he can do it," McKenzie said. "There's always going to be competition. I hope it's strong competition. But at the end of the day, I have a good idea."

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Raiders | Attended David Fales pro day

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:35:28 -0700

Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie attended San Jose State QB David Fales pro day. Fales was on target with 52-of-53 passes.

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Raiders | Dennis Allen's job wasn't in jeopardy

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.

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Raiders | Will have a lot of money to spend this offseason

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.

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Raiders | Interested in bringing back a few free agents

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.

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Raiders | Dennis Allen, Reggie McKenzie expected back

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.

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Raiders | Dennis Allen on the hot seat

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.

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Raiders | Sticking with Matt McGloin for now

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.

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Raiders | Will select best player available

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.

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Raiders | Have set themselves up well financially

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.

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Raiders | Still trying to identifying core players

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."

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Raiders | Discussing future of Dennis Allen

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.

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Raiders | Dennis Allen safe?

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.

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Raiders | Young WRs could be trade bait

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.

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Raiders | Deny talking with Jon Gruden

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.

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Raiders | Few leaders on the roster

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.

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Raiders | Michael Huff will return to safety

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.

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Raiders | GM continues to support Dennis Allen

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.

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Raiders | New regime cleaning house

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.

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Raiders | Happy with Mike Goodson as backup RB

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.'"

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Raiders | Commitment to discipline?

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.

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Raiders | GM believes playoffs are possible

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."

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Raiders | GM wants to add brother to staff

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.

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Raiders | Jon Kingdon fired

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.

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Raiders | Tony Bergstrom best player on draft board

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.

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Raiders | Interested in Joey Clinkscales

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.

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Raiders | Will take best player available in draft

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.

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Raiders | Not looking to move up in draft

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.

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Raiders | GM wants to add depth

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."

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Raiders | Have confidence in Carson Palmer

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."

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Raiders | Reggie McKenzie not intimidated by job

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."

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Raiders | Reggie McKenzie happy with offseason

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."

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Raiders | Not many more moves expected

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.

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Raiders | Expected to shake the front office

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.

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Raiders | Rolando McClain likely to stay

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.

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Raiders | Veteran players should be on alert

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.

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Raiders | New regime excited about Carson Palmer

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.

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Raiders | Knew early Dennis Allen was their man

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."

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Raiders | Changes will come to front office

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.

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Raiders | Will meet with Dennis Allen

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.

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Raiders | Not in rush to find next head coach

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.

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Raiders | No word on Winston Moss

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.

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