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NFL: Packers GM will move to new role

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson speaks at his annual pre-NFL Draft news conference, April 20, 2016, at Lambeau Field. (WLUK image)

(WLUK) -- According to the NFL, Packers long-time general manager, Ted Thompson, will move into a new role within the Packers organization.

The NFL lists Brian Gutekunst, Eliot Wolf, and Russ Ball as possible internal candidates.

The news comes as multiple sources report the Packers are parting ways with its defensive coordinator, Dom Capers, after nine seasons.

Thompson replaced Mike Sherman in 2005 and selected Aaron Rodgers in his first draft as the man in charge. He has posted a 125-82-1 record as the general manager of the franchise. Thompson was also known for his "draft and develop" mentality, often choosing to pay his players that have been established in the system, as opposed to paying big money in free agency and bring in a notable veteran.





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