Raiders hire former Chargers general manager Tom Telesco

The Raiders hired former Chargers general manager Tom Telesco in the same role. The team made the announcement on Tuesday.

Telesco was fired following Los Angeles’ historic 63-21 loss to the Raiders in Week 15 this past season.

Telesco was hired in 2013 and finished 86-95 during his tenure. He made the playoffs three times and never won a divisional title.

Telesco hired Mike McCoy, Anthony Lynn and Brandon Staley.

While he did draft notable players in the first round, like Joey Bosa, Derwin James, Justin Herbert, and Rashawn Slater, Telesco struggled to add depth players, and it became evident when injuries occurred.

Before joining the Chargers, Telesco was a member of the Colts’ organization for 14 years as a scout, director of scouting, director of player personnel and vice president of football operations.

Telesco came into the NFL in 1991 as an intern for the Bills, and then joined the Panthers as a scouting assistant and area scout.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire