Reggie McKenzie is serious about leaving his fingerprints all over the Oakland Raiders franchise. So much that it will feel like there’s two of him…literally. Jerry McDonald reported last night that McKenzie has hired his twin brother Raleigh.
Football aficionados will recall Raleigh McKenzie as a former member of the Hogs. For those that aren’t knowing Hogs is the affectionate name given to the Washington Redskins offensive line. Raleigh was a member of two Super Bowl champions playing as a guard and center. Raider Nation might remember him as a former San Diego Charger as well. He worked briefly in the Redskins’ personnel department upon his retirement but has since been a high school football coach and special education teacher in Virginia.
Raleigh’s exact role is yet to be defined. McDonald goes as far as to say it’s not even known if he’ll relocate to the Bay Area.
Naturally this news comes right on the heels of Reggie McKenzie’s scouting department overhaul.
Call it nepotism. Call it a great move if Raleigh unearths some serious talent. Call it whatever you want. Just make sure you call Reggie McKenzie the boss.