Report: Vikings request interview with Eagles VP of football operations Catherine Raîche

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The Minnesota Vikings have requested an interview with Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raîche for their general manager vacancy, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

Raîche has spent three seasons with the Eagles and was promoted to her current position prior to the 2021 season. She joined the franchise in 2019 as a football operations/player personnel coordinator in 2019.

Raîche came to the Eagles from the Canadian Football League, where she had spent five years working for the Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts. She joined the Alouettes as a coordinator of football administration in 2015 before being promoted to assistant general manager in 2017. She left the team after that season to join the Argonauts as their director of football administration, where she served for two years before making the jump to the NFL.

Raîche is the sixth known candidate to replace fired General Manager Rick Spielman. Patriots player personnel consultant Eliot Wolf, Browns executives Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Glenn Cook, Buccaneers vice president of player personnel John Spytek, and Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown have also received interview requests from the Vikings.

Susan Tose Spencer is the only woman to ever hold a general manager position. in the NFL. She held the role from 1983-85 after being promoted by her father, team owner Leonard Tose.

11 responses to “Report: Vikings request interview with Eagles VP of football operations Catherine Raîche

  1. I religiously follow the Eagles. Her name doesn’t come up often, but when it does, its always surrounded by high praise. Have a feeling the Eagles would rather not lose her.

  2. They are throwing out the bath water and starting over from scratch. Pretty soon they’ll be tweaking the uniforms with slight design and color modifications to generate interest and additional revenue. There will be a renewed focus and attention paid to the cheerleaders and pre-game “fun stuff.” You can expect new food and beverage items announced for the menus. There will be many new contests and promotions for winning tickets. Player personnel decisions to satisfy the masses are always interesting.

    This is where they will do anything and everything they can to retain the patrons they have, while acknowledging a large percentage drop-off in fan interest. It’s called NFL Team Overhaul and Rebuild 101. Good luck with that.

  3. Peterson, Raiche, and Brandon Brown all Eagles (or former) Eagles peeps interviewing with the Vikes.

    Say what you want about the Birds, but they must be doing something right.

  4. How many NFL GMs were given interviews with 3 years NFL experience after working in the CFL? She must be awesome.

  5. Bud Grant, the Vikings greatest coach, came to us directly from the CFL, without any intervening NFL experience.

  6. stellarperformance says:
    January 13, 2022 at 6:09 am
    They are throwing out the bath water and starting over from scratch. Pretty soon they’ll be tweaking the uniforms with slight design and color modifications to generate interest and additional revenue. There will be a renewed focus and attention paid to the cheerleaders and pre-game “fun stuff.” You can expect new food and beverage items announced for the menus. There will be many new contests and promotions for winning tickets. Player personnel decisions to satisfy the masses are always interesting.

    This is where they will do anything and everything they can to retain the patrons they have, while acknowledging a large percentage drop-off in fan interest. It’s called NFL Team Overhaul and Rebuild 101. Good luck with that.
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    Nice observations….it is actually a for profit enterprise, so generating income is always at the forefront of what every team does. I wish the Vikings would change their uniforms. Ditch the matte helmets, serfs on the numbers and go back to the 90’s-style uniforms complete with the white on white road unis with the over the shoulder stripes. Some teams sell fake stock to raise money and convince their fans that sitting on metal bleachers is awesome instead of making minor renovations that wouldn’t take away from the stadiums history …to each their own. I don’t fault the Wilfs for building a state of the art facility that can be used year round and has already hosted a SB and Final 4…every team is different, the next team that isn’t trying to keep their fans involved and generate income will be the first…

  7. Bud Grant actually played in the NFL. Bud Grant won four Grey Cups as a Head Coach as part of his HOF CFL career. Not coincidently the Vikings hired him to be a, wait for it, Head Coach. If you told me that this person served five years as a CFL GM and won Grey Cups and then served as a high level administrator with the Eagles for three years, then we could talk.

  8. Don’t care if she’s man, woman or chimpanzee as long as she can pick a franchise QB.

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