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Patriots’ Dave Ziegler reportedly will interview for Raiders GM job; Jerod Mayo lines up three interviews

The Patriots have a number of personnel interviewing across the league.Winslow Townson/Associated Press

Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler is set to interview Friday for the Las Vegas Raiders’ general manager opening, according to NFL Network.

Others in the mix include Colts executive Ed Dobbs, Bengals scout Trey Brown, and Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly.

The Raidersannounced Monday evening they had relieved GM Mike Mayock of his duties. Mayock, who played college football and baseball at Boston College, worked as a broadcaster before being hired by the Raiders in December 2018.

Ziegler was among the organization’s first requests for an interview, with the news emerging prior to confirmation of Mayock’s departure. The 44-year-old Ziegler just finished his ninth season in the Patriots scouting department and first as director of player personnel, having taken over for Nick Caserio last year.


The Raiders also requested to interview Patriots inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo for their opening at head coach. Mayo is scheduled to interview with the Broncos Wednesday and the Texans at a later date.

What does the future hold for Jerod Mayo?Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Patriots director of scouting Eliot Wolf, too, has drawn interest. The Bears announced Tuesday they had completed their interview with Wolf for their GM opening.

Wolf, 39, joined New England’s front office in 2020 after spending 14 seasons with the Packers’ player personnel department and two with the Browns. He is expected to interview with the Vikings Thursday for their GM opening.

Chiming in

Multiple Patriots shared end-of-season messages via their social media accounts.

Rookie quarterback Mac Jones: “What an unbelievable ride this first year has been. There’s no other group of guys I’d rather work with, grow with, and compete with. Cannot wait to play in front of the greatest fans in the world again!”

Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne: “That was nothing compared to what I’m gonna be! Patriots, thank you for changing my life!”


Running back Brandon Bolden: “First and foremost, it was an absolute pleasure to play with this team this year. What can I say, not the full results I had in mind, but this was by far the most fun I’ve had playing football in a while. I want to really thank you coaches and teammates for the opportunity to be a part of the beginning of something special. This was a really special team with extremely special people. I appreciate every man that stepped foot in that locker room. You guys really made an old guy feel kind of young. To see what I’ve seen and been through all that I have, I appreciate all of you and am extremely proud to not only call y’all my teammates but my fam. Love y’all boys and I wish nothing but the best to all of you.”

Tight end Hunter Henry: “Year 6. More to come! Time to recharge, recalibrate, and get better. Thankful for a full season. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18.”

Nose tackle Davon Godchaux: “Year 5 in the books!! Pats nation, thank you all for your support on and off the field. We are coming back stronger, healthier, and better next season!!”

Linebacker Ronnie Perkins: “Thank you God for allowing a kid from St. Louis, Missouri, to be able to come this far and live out his dreams. I am grateful for the knowledge I gained along with the strides I took. Not only as a player, but a man as well. 2022, I’m coming hungrier than ever!! No talking, just watch.”


Looking to the future

The Patriots signed offensive lineman Arlington Hambright to a futures contract Tuesday. The Bears drafted Hambright in the seventh round out of Colorado in 2020. He spent last season on the practice squad . . . In his first mock draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. predicted the Patriots will select Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams with the 21st overall pick. Williams finished this past season with 79 receptions for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns before tearing his ACL in the national championship game.

Nicole Yang can be reached at nicole.yang@globe.com.