Raiders announce abrupt departure of President Dan Ventrelle, without explanation

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Raiders president Dan Ventrelle has left the team and the team is not saying why.

The departure was announced via a brief statement from Raiders owner Mark Davis.

“Dan Ventrelle is no longer with the Raiders organization. We will not be making any further comment at this time,” Davis said in the statement.

That’s a highly unusual way to announce the departure of a team president and raises questions about whether something is going on behind the scenes. Yesterday, another Raiders director, Chief Operations and Analytics Officer Jeremy Aguero, resigned after serving just seven months. No explanation was given for Agüero’s departure.

Last year, several Raiders managers, including Ventrelle’s predecessor as president, Marc Badain, left the team. Ventrelle was first introduced as interim president to replace Badain in July and was subsequently given the job on a permanent basis.

The Raiders also fired Head Coach Jon Gruden and General Manager Mike Mayock in the past year. Davis aside, there has been almost a full turnover with all the major decision makers within the franchise.

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