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Browns hired ex-Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf as assistant GM.

Wolf, 35, is an up-and-comer in the front office part of the sport and has interviewed for numerous GM jobs in recent years. He had turned most of them down in order to come back to Green Bay in hopes of eventually replacing Ted Thompson and follow in his father's, Hall of Famer Ron Wolf, footsteps as a Packers GM. But once Wolf was passed over in Green Bay in favor of Brian Gutekunst last week, Wolf was looking to leave. The Raiders also expressed interest, but Wolf will go to Cleveland to work as GM John Dorsey's righthand man after Dorsey was in Green Bay from 2000-2012.
Jan 10 - 11:06 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Packers are "preparing" to hire ex-Browns coach Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator.

It appears the Packers are leaning toward Pettine over fellow top candidates Vic Fangio and Gus Bradley. Pettine has been out of the league for two years but will inherit a defense that has talent in DE Mike Daniels, OLB Clay Matthews, DT Kenny Clark, and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. But the secondary needs a heck of a lot of work, especially on the back end at cornerback.
Jan 9 - 9:08 PM

The Packers plan to interview ex-Chargers DC Gus Bradley for their defensive coordinator vacancy.

Bradley's Bolts contract ran out on Tuesday. The ex-Jaguars coach oversaw a solid defense his first year in Los Angeles. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seahawks also have interest in adding Bradley to their staff. Bradley was Pete Carroll's defensive boss from 2010-12.
Jan 9 - 2:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Bears DC Vic Fangio is the Packers' "top choice" for their defensive coordinator vacancy.

New Bears coach Matt Nagy wants to keep Fangio on staff, but that could be difficult after Chicago passed over the coordinator to hire Nagy. Despite issues on the other side of the ball, the Bears' defense overachieved under Fangio the last three seasons. He would be a good hire for the Packers.
Jan 9 - 9:56 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Packers will interview ex-Browns coach Mike Pettine for their defensive-coordinator vacancy.

Pettine and Packers coach Mike McCarthy have never worked together, but both are Pennsylvania-raised and spent time at Pittsburgh in the early-'90s. Pettine has been out of the league since being fired as the Browns' head coach following the 2015 season. He ran solid defenses in Buffalo and New York as one of coach Rex Ryan's righthand men. Pettine has run 3-4 fronts in the past.
Jan 8 - 6:15 PM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports Colts assistant Joe Philbin is expected to join the Packers' coaching staff.

Philbin spent the last two seasons as the Colts' offensive line coach. His Packers role isn't yet defined, but he's expected to "take on many of the offensive coordinator duties." Green Bay is making several changes to their coaching staff after missing the playoffs. Philbin is an upgrade on Edgar Bennett, who was reassigned this week.
Source: ESPN
Jan 6 - 2:32 PM

The Packers are expected to interview Colts assistant Joe Philbin about rejoining their staff.

Philbin is a top candidate for the Packers' offensive coordinator vacancy, though it's not clear if he'll interview for that job or a positional role. Green Bay also has interest in a potential reunion with ex-Giants coach Ben McAdoo.
Jan 6 - 2:17 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie declined the Packers' request to interview him for their general-manager vacancy.

A longtime Packers executive, McKenzie was in Green Bay's front office from 1994-2011 before landing the Raiders' GM job in 2012. He's expected to remain the GM for the Raiders under new coach Jon Gruden. Green Bay has been taking big swings in its search but has been turned down by both McKenzie and Seahawks GM John Schneider. The Packers are casting a wide net.
Jan 6 - 10:50 AM

The Seahawks denied the Packers' request to interview GM John Schneider for their general-manager vacancy.

Schneider, 46, has been the Seahawks' GM since 2010 but began his career in Green Bay as a scout from 1993-1996 before returning in 2002 to then land the Seahawks' gig. He's a Wisconsin native, and there's long been whispers the Packers would love to get him back when Ted Thompson moved on. However, Schneider is signed through 2021, and his deal doesn't contain an out clause.
Jan 6 - 10:31 AM

The Lions have blocked DC Teryl Austin from interviewing with the Packers.

The Packers had interest in Austin as a replacement for Dom Capers. With Austin still under contract, Detroit will prevent him from making a lateral move. It's possible Austin could become available when the Lions have a new head coach in place.
Jan 5 - 5:06 PM

PFT's Mike Florio reports the Packers "are attempting to interview" Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta for their general-manager vacancy.

"Attempting to interview" are the key words, as DeCosta has been extremely difficult to pry away from Baltimore over the years. His name has long been linked to the top GM openings, but he has turned down numerous opportunities to remain in Baltimore as the eventual heir to Ozzie Newsome.
Jan 5 - 12:06 PM

The Vikings have denied the Packers' request to interview assistant GM George Paton for Green Bay's general-manager vacancy.

Paton is wrapping up his 11th season with the Vikings and has been a hot name on the GM circuit for a number of years. He declined to interview with the Chiefs over the summer and reportedly wasn't all that interested in the 49ers' gig despite interviewing for it. The Vikings understandably aren't going to willingly help their chief rival, Green Bay, find its replacement for Ted Thompson.
Jan 5 - 11:22 AM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports ex-Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is a top candidate for the Packers' offensive coordinator vacancy.

Green Bay removed Edgar Bennett from the job on Wednesday. The link makes sense considering Philbin spent five seasons coordinating Green Bay's offense before landing the lead job in Miami. Fired by the Dolphins in 2015, Philbin has coached the offensive line in Indianapolis the last two seasons.
Source: ESPN
Jan 4 - 10:47 AM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports ex-Giants coach Ben McAdoo is a candidate for the Packers' offensive-coordinator job.

McAdoo was Green Bay's quarterbacks coach before going to the Giants. The Packers' offensive coordinator job isn't a coveted role because Mike McCarthy handles all the playcalling, but it wouldn't be a bad spot for McAdoo coming off a disastrous 2017. Green Bay also has interest in Colts assistant Joe Philbin.
Source: ESPN
Jan 3 - 6:31 PM

Packers fired OC Edgar Bennett.

Bennett was expected to be reassigned, but the Packers have decided to move on entirely. He had been Green Bay's offensive coordinator the last three seasons. This is somewhat of a scapegoat situation, as Mike McCarthy does all of the playcalling. Green Bay also cut ties with QB coach Alex Van Pelt.
Source: ESPN
Jan 3 - 6:16 PM

The Packers are expected to have interest in Doug Whaley for their general manager job.

Whaley was fired before the 2017 season after four years as the Bills' general manager. He did some good things in Buffalo but could never overcome their quarterback issues. Whaley joins in-house options Eliot Wolf, Russ Ball, and Brian Gutekunst as candidates to replace Ted Thompson.
Jan 3 - 5:00 PM

Packers fired DC Dom Capers.

Capers somehow made it nine years as Mike McCarthy's coordinator. Although never quite terrible, Capers' defenses annually left something to be desired. Overachieving was never on the list of potential outcomes. With McCarthy not going anywhere, the defense was the best place for the Pack to inject some new coaching blood. 67, Capers has been coaching NFL football in some capacity since 1986.
Jan 1 - 2:19 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Bears DC Vic Fangio could be a candidate for the coordinating jobs in Baltimore and Green Bay.

Ravens DC Dean Pees has retired, and Packers DC Dom Capers is expected to be fired. Out of a contract, Fangio would be a great option for either opening, but it would be in the Bears' best interest to try to keep him around. Despite talent issues, Fangio has overseen a top-15 defense each of his three years in Chicago.
Jan 1 - 10:04 AM

The CFL's Montreal Alouettes hired ex-Packers coach Mike Sherman as head coach.

Sherman was head coach and/or GM in Green Bay from 2000-2005 before getting canned shortly after GM Ted Thompson took over. Sherman then became the Texans' OC in 2007 before landing the Texas A&M head gig from 2008-2011. Sherman was the Dolphins' OC from 2012-2013 and has been coaching at the high school level the last three years. He turned 63 on Tuesday.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Former Patriots, Packers, and Cowboys WR Terry Glenn died in a car crash early Monday morning at the age of 43.

The No. 7 overall pick of the 1996 draft by the Patriots, Glenn played 12 seasons in the NFL including his final five with the Cowboys. The receiver had a tumultuous career off the field which played a role in him being suspended for New England's Super Bowl run in 2001, and he had more run-ins with the law following his retirement. He appeared to have gotten on the right track in recent years, however, and had just gotten engaged. It is a tragic situation, and our thoughts are with his family.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 11:50:00 AM

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