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Packers to hire Brian Gutekunst as GM

The Packers also interviewed in-house candidates Eliot Wolf - the director of football operations - and director of football administration and player finance Russ Ball, who is affectionately known as Green Bay's "salary cap guru".

It didn't take all that long for the Green Bay Packers to find Ted Thompson's replacement as general manager.

By hiring Gutekunst, Murphy passed over Russ Ball, the team's Vice-President of Football Operations/Player Finance and Eliot Wolf, the son of former GM Ron Wolf, now the team's Director of Football Operations.

Schneider, a Wisconsin native, began his National Football League career with the Packers as a scout in 1993.

The #Packers are hiring Brian Gutekunst as their GM.

The Green Bay Packers' general manager search didn't last too long.

That's good news for Mike McCarthy, who reportedly isn't in good graces with Ball and could've been out as the Packers' head coach if Ball was named GM.

Gutekunst was introduced to the Packers as an intern in the team's scouting department in the summe rof 1997, and was hired as a full-time employee by Ron Wolf on December 30, 1998.

Schneider signed a five-year contract extension with the Seahawks in 2016 that provided no "out clause" to Green Bay should a position become available.

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