The Green Bay Packers have chosen another general manager with a background in scouting and player personnel. Several N-F-L sources are reporting Brian Gutekunst will be promoted to the position previously held by Ted Thompson. Gutekunst had traveled to Houston to interview for the G-M job with the Texans, but that interview was called off when he accepted the Packers position Sunday. The 44-year-old executive is entering his 20th year in the N-F-L, starting under Hall of Fame general manager Ron Wolf in 1997. Other than a year as a scouting assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs, Gutenkunst has been with Green Bay ever since.
His formal job title hasn’t been decided yet, but Joe Philbin is returning to the Packers. Philbin was offensive line coach and offensive coordinator for Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy for six years. An N-F-L source confirmed the signing of the former head coach of the Miami Dolphins over the weekend. He had served as assistant head coach of the Indianapolis Colts the last two seasons.