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The Montreal Alouettes announced on Sunday that the organization has relieved General Manager Kavis Reed of his functions. This decision is effective immediately.
Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel Joe Mack, in a collaborative effort with Head Coach Khari Jones as well as Director of Football Operations Patrick Donovan, will share the day-to-day management duties.
“Joe Mack will now have oversight of all football operations, but the team will be jointly managed with Khari Jones,” declared Alouettes President and CEO Patrick Boivin. “Specifically, coach Jones will now be responsible for our active roster on a daily basis, and Joe will oversee all player personnel and football operation matters, including salary cap, contracts, operations and logistics. Patrick Donovan remains Director of Football Operations. These are standout individuals and are steadfast on collaboratively doing what is best for this team to win.”
From 1984 to 1987, Mack was the Director of Player Personnel for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who won the Grey Cup in his first season. He then joined the Atlanta Falcons as a professional scout. In 1989, he was hired as the Director of Professional Scouting of the Washington Redskins, who won Super Bowl XXVI in 1992.
The Levittown, PA native returned to the CFL in 2010 as the Vice President and General Manager of Football Operations of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, helping the team reach the Grey Cup in 2011.