Andy Dalton and T.J. Yates will make history Saturday as the first pair of rookie quarterbacks to face each other in an NFL playoff game.
That game is on right now. Detroit plays New Orleans this evening.
Former Raiders linebacker Reggie McKenzie will start immediately as the team’s new general manager, a league source said.
The Raiders announced Friday that they reached an agreement with the Packers’ director of football operations to become their new general manager and scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday to introduce him.
McKenzie, 48, leaves the Packers, who have a playoff bye this week, before they open defense of their Super Bowl championship.
The former Raiders linebacker (1985-88) worked his way up in the Packers’ front office for 18 years, overseeing the scouting of potential professional free agents since 2008. McKenzie is a disciple of Ron Wolf, who worked in the Raiders’ personnel department for 25 years and later was the Packers’ GM for nine years.
Wolf recommended McKenzie to Raiders owner Mark Davis, who along with former Raiders head coach John Madden interviewed McKenzie on Wednesday.
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