Las Vegas Raiders Fire General Manager

The Las Vegas Raiders faced many off-field distractions along the way to their first playoff appearance since 2016, chief amongst them being the Jon Gruden scandal, and ownership are looking forward to a fresh start to next season.  For General Manager Mike Mayock, that, unfortunately, means he's out of a job as the Raiders look to rebuild their front office and retool their roster after this season's surprising success, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  Team officials released a statement on Monday:
We have relieved Mike Mayock of his duties as General Manager of the Las Vegas Raiders...We thank Mike for his contributions over the last three years in helping to form the foundation for the franchise to build upon in its future.
The Raiders went 25-24 over the last three years under Mayock, and many give credit to both him and Gruden for their roles in the 2019 NFL Draft in which they drafted Clelin Ferrell, Josh Jacobs, Johnathan Abram and Maxx Crosby, while critics will point to the 2020 selection of Damon Arnette and 2021 selections of Henry Ruggs III and Alex Leatherwood as evidence that they needed to make a change.

The Raiders also need to hire a head coach, as they have not committed long-term to interim head coach Rich Bisaccia, who took over for Gruden during the season.  

Stay tuned for updates on both the Raiders' coaching and general manager search in the coming days.  

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