The Raider Nation is a little smaller today as both former Super Bowl winning guard Mickey Marvin and former player personnel executive George Karras have both passed away.
Marvin was a member of the Super Bowl teams in 1980 and 1982 and started for Oakland from 1977-1987, playing in 120 regular season games. He helped running back Marcus Allen become the Raiders' all-time leading rusher and joined the Oakland front office in 1988 and worked for the team until 2017. Marvin was diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2015.
George Karras began as a college coach and a scout for the Denver Broncos, but worked for Oakland full-time from 1997 to 1997 and helped build some of the Raiders' powerhouse teams in that time period. He had more recently worked as a consultant doing advance scouting of draft prospects.
"The Raiders family is deeply saddened by the losses of Mickey Marvin and George Karras," Mark Davis said in a statement. "Mickey and George were Raiders in every sense of the word and they each leave a strong legacy with the organization and throughout the NFL. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the families of both Mickey and George."