Raiders Rumors: Dwayne Joseph to Interview for GM Role After Mike Mayock's Firing

Adam WellsJanuary 25, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 13:  A general view of the Las Vegas Raiders Logo on display at mid field prior to a NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Las Vegas Raiders on December 13, 2020 at Allegiant Stadium, in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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As they continue to search for a new general manager, the Las Vegas Raiders are reportedly set to interview an in-house candidate. 

Per USA Today's Mike Jones, Raiders director of pro scouting Dwayne Joseph will speak with the team about replacing Mike Mayock in the general manager's chair. 

The Raiders fired Mayock on Jan. 17 after three seasons. He was hired in Dec. 2018 to run the front office along with then-head coach Jon Gruden. 

Gruden resigned as head coach in October amid the fallout from a report by Ken Belson and Katherine Rosman of the New York Times in which it was revealed he had written a series of emails between 2011 and 2018 that contained sexist, anti-gay and anti-trans language.

The emails were uncovered as part of the NFL's investigation into workplace misconduct allegations involving the Washington Football Team. 

Rich Bisaccia, who was the assistant head coach and special teams coordinator, was promoted to interim head coach for the rest of the season. 

Amid all the turmoil within the organization this season—which also included 2019 first-round pick Henry Ruggs III being released after he was charged with DUI resulting in death in November—the Raiders were able to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016. They lost 26-19 to the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild-card round on Jan. 15. 

New England Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler, Chicago Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly and Bengals scout Trey Brown have already met with the Raiders about the general manager position. 

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Saturday the Raiders put in a request to interview Indianapolis Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds. 

Joseph has been the Raiders' director of pro scouting since 2019. The 49-year-old has been working in NFL front offices and scouting departments since 1998.

Prior to being hired by the Raiders, Joseph spent four years with the Philadelphia Eagles as director of pro personnel. He was a key figure in building the Eagles' roster that won Super Bowl LII in 2017.