Packers GM Ted Thompson not returning to team in same role

Posted January 03, 2018

It looks like Mike McCarthy will remain the head coach of the Green Bay Packers for the time being.

This news comes on the heels of reports that long-time defensive coordinator Dom Capers has also been let go, along with a few of his assistants: linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac.

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McCarthy was entering the 2018 season without a deal, but will have a shot at turning things around after all. There could be some other shuffling on the offensive staff as well.

Ted Thompson has been with the team since 1992-save for a four-year spell in Seattle-and he served as the team's general manager from 2005 until today, when he was reassigned within the organization, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The offense is now being coordinated by Edgar Bennett, though receivers coach Luke Getsy fled to Mississippi State to be the school's offensive coordinator. Eliot Wolf, Ron Wolf's son and Director of Football Operations for the Packers, has been seen by many as an heir apparent to Thompson.

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Thompson is under contract through the 2019 draft and it's not clear what his role will be with the team, most likely as a personnel consultant. Green Bay has accumulated a 125-82-1 record in the 13 seasons with him at the helm, including a Super Bowl title after the 2010 season.

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