NFL Network: Scot McCloughan declined opportunity to work under McKenzie in Raiders personnel department


Former 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan declined an offer to work for the Raiders in the personnel department under general manager Reggie McKenzie, according to an NFL Network report Monday.

McCloughan, according to a Tweet from the NFL Network’s Michael Silver, wanted to run the Raiders personnel department and owner Mark Davis was unwilling to take McKenzie’s power away.

Davis could not be reached for comment.

McKenzie, who has two years remaining on his current contract at $1 million per year, has been involved in at least some of the Raiders interviews for their head coaching position, including conversations with Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Philadelphia offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

McCloughan’s father, Kent McCloughan, was an All-AFL cornerback as well as a longtime scout for the Raiders under Al Davis. A younger brother, David McCloughan, is a Raiders scout under McKenzie.

Scot McCloughan and McKenzie worked together under Ron Wolf in the personnel department of the Green Bay Packers in the 1990s.

The general manager of the 49ers from 2005 through 2010, McCloughan left the team with ever specifying a reason and joined the Seattle Seahawks. A recent ESPN The Magazine story detailed McCloughan’s struggles with alcohol.

McCloughan is no longer with the Seahawks and currently working as an independent talent scout but is considering getting back into the NFL. The NFL Network reported the Washington Redskins have reached out to McCloughan about being a personnel executive.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • AlDavisJr

    Maybe that was why Rat Face Shannyhan was interviewed—The Irish were considered as a minority about 120 years ago. (I am part Irish–)

  • The Friendliest Alex7

    why would winning with a former enemy kill that legacy more than losing with other guys though?

    I mean, our motto is Just Win.

  • Dan78

    New Post Semi’s….

  • BigBenRexor

    That’ll show them, have fun with the All Pro anchor of your defense suckers!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I rarely upvote, but Alex spurred me on.

  • irjonny

    ya there’s concerns with a number of candidates. yours are valid, i’d like to see an offensive mind in here at HC but there’s always coordinators to take the special players under their wings

  • inonewordraider

    yet he benched marcus, therefore it isn’t just win at all costs

  • Rico Stifler

    Yeah, his tag cost would be that much wouldn’t it? That’s why I don’t see the Lions going that route. Lions have 21M in cap spa e right now. Oh and now tje Jags are slated to be #1 in cp space at 61M. Oakland #2 with 59M. Per overthecap.com

  • The Friendliest Alex7

    curious, what puts Bowles ahead of Del Rio, in your opinion

  • Rico Stifler

    Right now, The Lions don’t even have enough cap space just to tag Suh

  • Rico Stifler

    Yeah. I’m just not enthusiastic about the O-minded candidates this year.

  • Rico Stifler

    But I would love to see Trestman hired as our OC

  • Rico Stifler

    I think Bowles would be a better scheme fit for our defense than Del Rio would be.

  • Rico Stifler

    I gathered as much from the tweet

  • Rico Stifler

    I’m in Colorado too. It was pretty warm today actually.

  • LondonAl

    He was.

  • LondonAl

    He made a few.

  • 504 Raider

    Waiting for Payton to drop the hammer on Rob Ryan.

  • Blackholepriest

    Hey Birddrain do you ever get anything right?

  • DKnight007

    Del Rio runs a 4-3 and do we….and yes…Del Rio would need a good OC to work with Carr. Del Rio did the best he could with the front office giving him Garrard and Leftwich to work with.