REPORT: Oakland Raiders Fire GM Reggie McKenzie
With the Oakland Raiders currently standing at 3-10 this season, news broke out on Monday morning that General Manager Reggie McKenzie has been fired.
National Insider for NFL Network Ian Rapoport reported the news, via Twitter:
#Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie had a meeting with his scouts today where he informed them he was fired, per me and @TomPelissero. He was given the chance to stay the season, but is not expected to do so.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 10, 2018
McKenzie has been General Manager for the Raiders since 2012, but there were reports that McKenzie was not expected to return to the Raiders next season (Along with other scouting members and football operations staff).
Jon Gruden is reportedly upset with how the draft has gone over the past few years and wants changes to happen with the team before relocating to Las Vegas in 2020.
With the team’s 24-21 victory against Pittsburgh, the Raiders still have to take on Cincinnati, Denver and Kansas City.