The Raiders released the following statement:
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Raiders have released Reggie McKenzie from his duties as General Manager. We are grateful for everything Reggie has done for this organization as a player, executive and member of the Raider family. We wish the best for Reggie, June and the entire McKenzie family.
The Raiders will immediately begin a search for a new front office executive and will have no further comment until that process is complete.
McKenzie’s run saw a wealth of talent brought to Oakland but consistent winning always alluded him.
He oversaw a modernization of the organization. From facilities to scouting. Which is likely why he found the talent he did.
However, his initial and possibly choice only for head coach in Dennis Allen proved an awful choice. Rumour had it that Mark Davis had a hand in his replacement – Jack Del Rio – and was certainly behind bringing Gruden back to Oakland.
I wish Reggie good luck for the future and hope our next GM can pull everything together.