However, Gantt notes that with the Panthers effectively knowing what they will do here, this represents another shortcoming of the rule — even if it’s not as transparent as the Raiders’ Jon Gruden hire. “The hiring of Joe Douglas, I thought, was the pivotal moment of the last year,” said Lurie. Sometimes he doesn't want to hear it, but at the end of the day, I think he appreciates my honesty and candor with him. "There are times a general manager has a lot of things on his plate, and there's a lot of times he's busy doing other things," Raye told of Grigson. "It's an area where you can mine for overlooked players that can fortify your roster. After all, the Pats have never listed Brady’s alleged concussions on the injury report.

He came to Detroit in 2018 after spending the 2017 season as the Vice President of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager for the Houston Texans where he handled the day to day responsibilities in the player procurement process. Raye most recently served as the Texans’ assistant GM but was fired in April. Norv Turner was our offensive coordinator at the time. Several teams have failed to lure McClay away from the Cowboys, but this could be the year that he finally leaves the nest. Raye's father, Jimmy Raye II, played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1969 and currently works as a senior advisor to Troy Vincent, the NFL's Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Meanwhile, Raye has moved up the front office ranks in recent years. But the Browns would steal that momentum right back, snapping Indy's three-game win streak with their 32-23 victory at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Texans are showing interest in Eagles VP of player personnel Joe Douglas and Cowboys VP of player personnel Will McClay for their GM vacancy, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). They join Bills vice president of player personnel Brian Gaine, Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio, Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst, and Patriots director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort as candidates tied to the opening.Â, [RELATED: 2018 NFL General Manager Search Tracker]. Here are Five Things Learned. If I'm in here, and you need to get to me, just knock on my door. Raye worked with the Colts for four years and spent 17 with the Chargers. Raye left Purdue impressed. "A lot of times you think, 'This guy reminds me of somebody. We kind of went through the process that way and tried to really distinguish between the two guys.".

Here’s the latest from the South divisions. We thought LaDainian Tomlinson was the best running back in the draft that year, and with Drew, after visiting with him and seeing his mental aptitude and how sharp he was...We just thought he had an 'it' factor about him.". "I was hired by Marty Schottenheimer, and I thought that whole time I wanted to be a coach," said Raye. Raye currently works as the franchise’s assistant GM and vice president of football operations. "From our first meetings in May with national football scouting when they give us their list of the upcoming draft eligible prospects for the upcoming season, that's when our process starts," said Raye. In an interview Wednesday with Charlie Rose of CBS, Gisele Bundchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, said that the five-time Super Bowl winner “had a concussion last year” and “has concussions” that they don’t talk about (Twitter link).