The Green Bay Packers will start the search for a new general manager with in-house interviews first. Team president and C-E-O Mark Murphy is looking for a replacement for longtime G-M Ted Thompson. Interviewing today are expected to be director of football operations Eliot Wolf, director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst and vice president of football administration Russ Ball. Thompson is staying with the team. He is continue to break down tape and scout prospects, but will no longer make decisions in the personnel department.
It’s possible Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett will remain with the team next season, but it will be in a different position. Multiple sources are reporting coach Mike McCarthy has decided to hire a new offensive leader. Bennett has been a coach with the Packers for 16 seasons, serving as offensive coordinator the last two. Two N-F-L sources say quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt’s contract won’t be extended, despite his close relationship with two-time M-V-P Aaron Rodgers.