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TL;DR news on Mike Mayock at February 19, 2023

"We have relieved Mike Mayock of his duties as General Manager of the Las Vegas Raiders," the team said in a statement. Mayock's drafts have been far from perfect, though, especially when examining his highest selections. Mayock also acquired key contributors via free agency and trades, including edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue, receivers Zay Jones and DeSean Jackson and cornerback Casey Hayward. When the Las Vegas Raiders hired Mike Mayock back in 2018, it was with the intention of using his high football IQ, specifically in the scouting and drafting departments. So Mayock and Bisaccia both could soon be out in Las Vegas. Reports surfaced shortly before news of Mayock's dismissal that Las Vegas had started requesting interviews for potential general managers, signaling the end of his time at the helm. Mayock joined the Raiders one year into former head coach Jon Gruden's tenure, replacing Reggie McKenzie. Though the 2021 campaign saw the Raiders make the playoffs for the first time since 2016, Mayock appeared to be on borrowed time following Gruden's midseason resignation. Mayock is gone. Two of them in particular, both made by the defense, and both after the defensive line lost star end Trey Hendrickson and veteran tackles Larry Ogunjobi and Mike Daniels for the game. The closest other example would be Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel in Tennessee, though Vrabel only played, and never coached, for Belichick.