McKenzie to meet with Titans Friday

Former Packers executive Reinfeldt interviews for job

Packers pro personnel director Reggie McKenzie is expected to interview Friday for the general manager position with the Tennessee Titans, according to reports.

McKenzie, 43, reportedly is one of eight candidates to replace longtime general manager Floyd Reese, who resigned Jan. 5.

Titans owner Bud Adams said in a radio interview Jan. 23 that he would like to have the post filled by early next week. Seattle Seahawks vice president Mike Reinfeldt interviewed for the position on Wednesday. Reinfeldt served as Green Bay's Chief Financial Officer (1991-93) and Vice President of Administration (1993-98) before leaving for Seattle. As a player, Reinfeldt spent eight of his nine seasons with the then-Houston Oilers.

McKenzie has been in the Packers' front office for the last 12 years, nine in his current role, following a seven-year playing career in the NFL as a linebacker.

He is a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and played collegiately at the University of Tennessee. McKenzie interviewed for the GM position with the Houston Texans last off-season.

McKenzie, along with Ruston Webster, Seattle's vice president of player personnel, are scheduled to interview on Friday.

Adams has been very quiet, and the organization has moved slowly so far to find a new GM. But chief operating officer Steve Underwood said the new guy will hold the same powers as Reese did, despite rampant speculation that coach Jeff Fisher would attain more power in the new front office.

The first reported candidate the Titans asked permission to speak with, according to The Tennessean, was Jaguars director of pro personnel Charles Bailey. Other interviews remaining include internal candidates Rich Snead, director of player personnel, and Mike Ackerley, director of college scouting.

Whoever the new guy is, he will oversee between $36 million and $40 million in salary cap room and a draft that will start with the 19th pick.

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