Raiders Rumors: Las Vegas Begins GM Search, Personnel Explore NFL Options

The Las Vegas Raiders season kicked off on Monday and there was a lot of activity surrounding the Silver and Black.

Las Vegas has spoken with potential candidates for the general manager position, and the current Raiders employee may look for other jobs in the NFL. It was a Black Monday for the league, with coaches and executives fired.

As the rumors heat up, let’s take a look at what the Raiders and franchise staff are up to. Who are the intruders talking to? Citing sources, NFL press spokesman Ian Rapoport reported that the Raiders want to talk to Indianapolis Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds about a potential general manager job.

Around the time Rapoport shared his information, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, citing sources, that Las Vegas had requested permission to interview with San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager Adam Peters for the general manager role. Schefter also pointed out that both the Raiders and the Washington Chiefs are interested in Peters.Silver & Black’s search for a new CEO didn’t end there.

Citing sources, NFL press spokesman Tom Pelissero reported that the Raiders have requested an interview with Buffalo Bills director of player personnel Terrance Gray.Pelissero later said Las Vegas asked Bengals senior director of personnel management Trey Brown to interview for the general manager position.

Brown is recognized as a sharp, versatile and well-rounded prospect with multiple Super Bowl experience with various teams around the league.A Las Vegas employee is talking to other NFL teams.While the Raiders are doing their homework and talking to candidates about the general manager job, interim head coach Champ Kelly is also talking to NFL teams in case he doesn’t get the Las Vegas job.

NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reports, citing sources, that the Carolina Panthers are actively seeking to interview Raiders interim general manager Champ Kelly for an open general manager position. While Kelly recovered in Vegas, other teams expressed interest in his candidacy.

Antonio Pierce is another Raiders hire who has a Plan B in case the head coaching job doesn’t happen. Sports Illustrated’s Hondo Carpenter reports that if Las Vegas doesn’t offer Pierce the job, he would be a top contender for the New York Giants defensive coordinator job.

Finally, Patrick Graham, currently the Raiders’ defensive coordinator, is set to join the Los Angeles Chargers in a head coaching position. According to Pelissero, the AFC West rival has requested an interview with Graham, the No. 1 defensive tackle. 6 in the NFL before the 2023 season.

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