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Raiders Make Moves in Personnel Department

The Raiders announced that four members of their personnel department — George Karras, Bruce Kebric, Jon Kingdon and Kent McCloughan — will not return in 2012.

“This was a very difficult decision because these individuals have been part of this organization for all or parts of four decades, ” General Manager Reggie McKenzie said. “We’re grateful for their dedicated service to the Raiders.”

Kebric and Kingdon were relieved of their duties while Karris and McCloughan are retiring. McCloughan has been with the Raiders since joining the organization as a player in the mid-1960s.

“I had talked to Al Davis when I turned 65 and he said, ‘Listen, young man: You’re not quitting before I do.’ I owe him a lot,” McCloughan said. “He was so nice to my family and me. We had some great years, including when Ron Wolf was with us. We won a lot of games. I had the opportunity to work 47 years with one team. I enjoyed it so much. I thought Al Davis was an outstanding person and boss. I enjoyed the scouting department, the coaches and players I had the opportunity to work with, and I’ll always be a Raider.

“I’m going out about as good as a person can go out. You couldn’t have written a better story for me. I have the NFL Sunday Ticket, and I’ll still be watching all the games. I might even come out to training camp. I wish Reggie and the entire organization the best.”

McCloughan’s son David is also a current member of the Raiders’ scouting department. Another son, Scot, currently works in the Seattle Seahawks’ personnel department after serving as the General Manager of the 49ers.

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One Response to “Raiders Make Moves in Personnel Department”

  1. John R. LoRe, Ph.D. says:

    McCloughan… class act!

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