Vikings Rumors: Eagles' Catherine Raiche Targeted to Interview for Vacant GM Job

Adam WellsJanuary 13, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 18: A general view of the Minnesota Vikings' logo on the 50 yard line during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly added another name to their list of general-manager candidates to replace Rick Spielman. 

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Vikings have requested an interview with Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raiche. 

Raiche joins a list of potential interview candidates that is still growing. 

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Wednesday that Minnesota put in interview requests for New England Patriots personnel consultant Eliot Wolf, Cleveland Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Browns assistant director of scouting Glenn Cook. 

Per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown is also on the Vikings' radar. 

After a disappointing 8-9 record in 2021 and missing the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, Vikings ownership decided to clean house by firing Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer. 

Spielman had been with Minnesota since 2006 when he was originally hired as vice president of player personnel. He was promoted to general manager in January 2012, making him the first person to hold the official title with the organization since Mike Lynn during the 1980s. 

Schefter noted that Raiche's role with the Eagles is "the most senior-ranking team personnel position a woman has held in the NFL." She spent the previous two seasons as their football operations coordinator. 

Prior to joining the Eagles front office, Raiche spent five seasons working in the CFL from 2015-19. She also worked in the front office of the Tampa Bay Vipers in the XFL in 2019.