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Raiders oust GM Mike Mayock after three seasons

Mike Mayock joined the Raiders after a long tenure as a draft analyst at NFL Network.Jeff Bottari/Associated Press

The Las Vegas Raiders fired general manager Mike Mayock after three seasons and will begin a search for a coach and GM following their second playoff berth in the past 19 seasons.

The Raiders announced the move Monday, two days after losing their wild-card playoff game to Cincinnati, 26-19.

“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 team said in a statement.

Coach Jon Gruden brought Mayock in to replace Reggie McKenzie following the 2018 season, but the Raiders had spotty results in the draft and free agency in recent years.


Mike Mayock spent three seasons as GM of the Raiders.Scot Tucker/Associated Press

Gruden resigned in October following the publication of his old offensive e-mails, and now Mayock is out as well, potentially giving owner Mark Davis a clean slate.

Interim coach Rich Bisaccia led the Raiders (10-8) to the playoffs with four straight wins to end the regular season, but his status going forward remains unknown. He has met with Davis and the Raiders must conduct a full search before deciding on a new coach to satisfy the Rooney Rule.

Mayock joined the Raiders after a long tenure as a draft analyst at NFL Network. While Gruden had final say on all personnel matters, Mayock held the title of general manager and had input on the draft, in which the Raiders failed to hit on several first-round picks in his tenure.