Patriots

Patriots

It appears the New England Patriots have another hole to fill on their 2019 staff.

The Oakland Raiders have hired former Patriots national scout DuJuan Daniels to a senior executive position, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

Daniels, who played his college football at Boston College from 1998 to 2002, was a "well-regarded" national scout for New England and is expected to be an NFL general manager candidate down the road, per ESPN's Field Yates.

The Indianapolis native had been with the Patriots since 2006, when former linebackers coach Brian Flores, who was Daniels' teammate at BC, recommended him for a job in the team's scouting department.

Daniels will be involved in an overhaul in Oakland under the new general manager-head coach duo of Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden, which brought in Antonio Brown this offseason and added running back Josh Jacobs and several other players through the draft.

New England, meanwhile, will look for Daniels' replacement to join a coaching staff that features a host of new faces in new places.

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