By Steve Corkran
Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 12:29 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders just confirmed the hiring of Reggie McKenzie as their general manager. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Since this post, I received confirmation that McKenzie will be at the news conference Tuesday. Also, word from Green Bay says McKenzie will begin working for the Raiders right away as they attempt to fill the power vacuum created by the death of Al Davis in early October.
McKenzie has been with the Green Bay Packers since 1994. He currently is the Packers dirrector of football operations. The Packers are in the NFC Playoffs, and they could be playing for most of the next month if they are to make it as far as the Super Bowl.
However, it appears as if the Packers have agreed to let McKenzie begin his new job in the coming days, which is great news for the Raiders.
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