Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, right, and head coach Jack Del Rio look on after signing wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.
McKenzie, the first-year GM, and Del Rio, the third-year coach, both arrived in the NFL as head coaches with other teams.
Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie listens to a player’s comment during an interview.
McKenzie and Delrio have spent their entire professional careers in the league.
They are the first to bring a franchise to Los Angeles since the Raiders moved to Oakland in 1996.
They signed Lloyd to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million, $2.5 million guaranteed.
He had a strong first season with the Raiders, catching 85 passes for 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns, but he struggled with turnovers and dropped his average of 15.7 yards per catch.
He also was one of the team’s most physical receivers, and the team was also willing to take a chance on a high-end free agent.
With Lloyd gone, McKenzie and his staff are going to have to address other needs, and one of them is the offensive line.
The Raiders are going in the wrong direction on that front.
They have a lot of talent, but they are also missing the best offensive line in the game, and their inability to find someone to complement them has hurt their ability to win football games.
McKenzie was the first general manager to take the job after the Raiders signed former Browns offensive coordinator Joe Banner in 2013.
Before that, McKenzie had worked as a defensive backs coach in Jacksonville, where he helped guide the Jaguars to a Super Bowl appearance in 2012.
After joining the Raiders in January, McKenzie hired former Packers offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy as the offensive coordinator.
He was the head coach at West Virginia from 2003-08.
He left that position to become offensive coordinator for the Texans in 2010 and became the offensive director at Washington from 2012-14.
McCarthy also had stints as offensive coordinator at Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern and South Carolina State.
He has been a defensive coordinator in the College Football Playoff era with the Eagles and has been the quarterbacks coach at Georgia State.
During his two seasons as head coach of the Falcons, McCarthy also was the defensive coordinator during the 2008 and 2010 seasons.
He took over for Mike Smith at Tennessee in 2015 and has won five consecutive games, going 13-0 during that span.
He became the Titans’ head coach in March after Mike Mularkey was fired.
Before his time in Atlanta, McCarthy was an offensive coordinator with the Packers.
He played for Packers coach Mike Holmgren in 2005.
In addition to being a coordinator at the NFL level, McCarthy has worked for several NFL teams.
He spent three seasons as an offensive assistant with the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, and was the Colts’ offensive coordinator from 2004-10.
He returned to Indianapolis as the Colts offensive coordinator in 2015.
His last stint as an NFL offensive coordinator was with the New York Jets in 2015, where his offense ranked in the bottom half of the league in points per game and yards per play.
He went 9-24 in his time there, with the Jets finishing last in the AFC East.
He then moved on to become the Eagles offensive coordinator, then the Bills offensive coordinator and now the Raiders offensive coordinator this offseason.
McKenzie is also looking for help at the offensive tackle position, and he is expected to sign some players to help him.
McKenzie brought in former Falcons offensive line coach Jason La Canfora to replace former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who was fired after the season.
La Can for the first time has been with the Falcons since 2013, and it was La Can who had a successful stint with the 49ers as a coordinator before joining the Bills.
After being an offensive line assistant with Atlanta, La Can was the linebackers coach for the Seahawks from 2011-13, and then was the Ravens linebackers coach from 2014-16.
The Ravens gave him a two-year extension after he was hired as the linebackers coordinator.
In 2013, La Ch is a graduate assistant coach at Miami University.
La Ch spent the past three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, helping guide them to the playoffs in 2015 before being let go as the head man in 2015 after a 3-12 campaign.
He joined the Jaguars in 2016, where the team finished 12-5.
He now has experience as an assistant with Seattle and as an associate head coach with the Bills from 2010-12.
Before he was with Jacksonville, La Cañas spent two seasons with Seattle as an area scout.
He worked in the Seahawks scouting department from 2005-07.
La Caña joined the Bills in 2013 after spending six seasons as a scout with the Rams.
Before joining the Jaguars, La Cascia was the Bengals defensive line coach from 2005 to 2008.
He served as the Bengals’ defensive line coordinator from 2003 to 2006.
La Cancia had stint with Kansas City in 2003 and was a defensive line assistant for Kansas City from 2006 to 2008 before joining Buffalo. La