The Raiders may be looking to add Ray Anderson, the senior vice president of football operations for the NFL, to their front office as a senior executive.
An ESPN report states that they have had “exploratory” talks with Anderson, who currently is responsible for handing out suspensions and disciplines to players.
A Harvard graduate, Anderson was a high-profile sports agent, representing NFL coaches and MLB players. He also worked in the Falcons’ front office before joining the NFL.
Speculation is that if Anderson were to join the Raiders, it would be as team president, a position that they do not currently have.
When Al Davis was owner of the Raiders, he was the front office, controlling everything and anything concerning the team.
However, following his passing, his son Mark has taken a more traditional approach, hiring a GM in Reggie McKenzie and attempting to change the culture in Oakland.