Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sources: Raiders eye Mike Holmgren
By Bill Williamson and John Clayton
The Oakland Raiders have been talking to former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren about a leadership position within the organization, according to two sources.
Holmgren would be a natural candidate because of his relationship with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. Both worked for the Packers.
For several months, the Raiders have been looking at potential new leaders for the team. They have been talking to Ray Anderson, the NFL's senior vice president of football operations.
According to a source, Holmgren has visited the Raiders to talk about the position. Currently, he is on vacation in Europe.
There is no timetable for the Raiders to find a top front office executive.
Part of the job would be to lead the quest for a new stadium. Holmgren ran the Cleveland Browns until an ownership change led to his release from the team at the end of the season.