Reggie McKenzie has a little Al Davis in him. Not unlike Davis, McKenzie remains very loyal to men he’s helped bring into the football fraternity that is the NFL. Anyone who followed all of the roster moves made last season knows the Raiders regularly dipped into the pool of former Green Bay Packers anytime there was an open roster spot.
Obviously that policy stemmed from McKenzie’s many years of service in Green Bay where he helped unearth some real NFL talent from some very obscure places.
That brings us to Jason Hunter a former undrafted free agent out of Appalachian State who made the Packers’ roster as a camp invite back in 2006. Since then the massive linebacker (6’4”/270) has made a career for himself as a rotational player in the NFL.
Hunter most recently played for the rival Denver Broncos where he started 12 games in 2010 before being moved to defensive end by none other than current Raiders head coach Dennis Allen. What Hunter brings to the Silver and Black is the versatility necessary to freely change between the 4-3 and 3-4 alignments. He also gives McKenzie yet another former Packer on the payroll which no doubt is not coincidence.