Raiders Talking To Mike Holmgren About Front-Office Role

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Mike Holmgren (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Mike Holmgren (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ALAMEDA (CBS / AP) — Long-time Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren reportedly is the latest candidate to surface in the Oakland Raiders search for an established football person to assume a leadership role.

ESPN cited two un-named sources Tuesday as saying the two sides have spoken about the prospect of Holmgren joining the Raiders in some capacity.

Holmgren most recently was with the Cleveland Browns as their team president until he stepped down late last season. He and current Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie worked together when they were with the Packers.

Zak Gilbert, the Raiders director of media relations, issued the following statement: “As a general policy, the Raiders don’t comment on personnel matters, so the team isn’t able to confirm or deny the report. If the organization has more to say in the future, I will let you know.”

In recent months, the Raiders reportedly also interviewed Ray Anderson, the National Football League’s senior vice president of football operations.

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