Packers hire new general manager, John Schneider safe in Seattle

Packers hire new general manager, John Schneider safe in Seattle

Packers hire new general manager, John Schneider safe in Seattle

Gutekunst takes over for Ted Thompson, who was reassigned to a senior advisor role last week.

Gutekunst has been with the Packers since 1999 when he joined the team as a scout.

With Brian Gutekunst securing the job, only five days after it officially was open, Ball's candidacy has collapsed.

It's unclear what the development means for Ball or Eliot Wolf, the director of football operations and, technically, a superior to Gutekunst.

NFL Wild Card Preview: Panthers at Saints
The 6-foot-7, 316-pound Peat was the Saints' first-round draft pick in 2015 out of Stanford, where he played left tackle. Meanwhile, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton was very bad , passing for just 167 yards and three interceptions.

Eagles will face Falcons in Divisional Round after Rams exit playoffs early
The Rams had a streak of 10 straight losing seasons, but turned things around under first-year coach Sean McVay . Behind Freeman and Tevin Coleman on the ground, Atlanta had a 15-minute advantage in time of possession.

David Letterman announces Obama, Clooney as guests on new Netflix show
Obama's appearance on the new show marks the former president's first television interview since leaving office previous year . The new show will consist of six hour-long episodes built around Letterman's star guests.

He was also considered one of the frontrunners for the job with the San Francisco 49ers a year ago that eventually went to John Lynch.

NFL Network was the first to report that the Packers sought permission but were denied. The Packers had interest in Seahawks general manager John Schneider, a Green Bay native, but the team's request to interview Schneider was denied. Green Bay has yet to confirm the promotion.

It was not immediately known if the Packers would be willing to compensate the Seahawks - most likely in draft picks and money - to hire Schneider. In addition to stripping Thompson of his duties, the club is searching for new coordinators to replace Dom Capers and Edgar Bennett and several new assistants, including quarterbacks, defensive line and assistant linebackers. That is not the case, and it's unclear if Ball will stay in his current position as vice president. In Green Bay, the general manager has full authority over all football decisions, including the draft, free agency and hiring and firing of the coach.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]