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Raiders fire GM Mike Mayock after 3 seasons

The Las Vegas Raiders fired general manager Mike Mayock on Monday.

Mayock, who spent three seasons with the organization, replaced Reggie McKenzie after the 2018 season.

The Raiders will now begin their search for a new coach and GM after suffering a 26-19 wild-card playoff loss to the Bengals on Saturday. It was the franchise's second playoff spot in the last 19 seasons.

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Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock walks on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas.  On Monday, January 17, 2022, the Las Vegas Raiders announced that they have fired Mayock after three seasons and will begin a search for a coach and GM for their second place in the playoffs in the past 19 seasons.

Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock walks on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas. On Monday, January 17, 2022, the Las Vegas Raiders announced that they have fired Mayock after three seasons and will begin a search for a coach and GM for their second place in the playoffs in the past 19 seasons. (AP Photo / Rick Scuteri, File)

"We have relieved Mike Mayock of his duties as General Manager of the Las Vegas Raiders," the team said in a statement. "We thank Mike for his contribution over the past three years in helping to form the foundation of the franchise to build on in his future."

Mayock joined the Raiders after a long stint as a draft analyst with the NFL Network.

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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr runs during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Cincinnati.

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr runs during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Cincinnati. (AP Photo / Jeff Dean)

According to The Associated Press, the Raiders made a request to interview New England Patriots chief of staff Dave Ziegler for the general manager job, as well as Patriots assistant Jerod Mayo as head coach.

Interim coach Rich Bisaccia led the Raiders (10-8) to the playoffs with four wins in a row to end the regular season, but his status going forward is unknown. He has met with Raiders owner Mark Davis and the team must complete a full search before deciding on a new coach to meet the Rooney rule.

Wide receiver Zay Jones # 7 of the Las Vegas Raiders captures another quarterback touchdown pass in front of cornerback Eli Apple # 20 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 15, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wide receiver Zay Jones # 7 of the Las Vegas Raiders captures another quarterback touchdown pass in front of cornerback Eli Apple # 20 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 15, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images)

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Now it will be up to the new Raiders general manager to make better decisions for the future of the franchise. Quarterback Derek Carr and company need an upgraded roster to make the Raiders a playoff challenger in the years to come.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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