Packers Shifting Their Personnel Department

After Director of Football Operations Reggie McKenzie left the team to become the Raiders’ General Manager, and hired Shaun Herock away from the club this week, the Packers will be restructuring their personnel department, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

According to McGinn, Eliot Wolf will “basically assume” McKenzie’s duties, while Brian Gutekunst is expected to replace Herock as the Assistant Director of College Scouting.

Wolf is the son of former Packers general manager Ron Wolf and has spent the last eight seasons in the Packers’ personnel department. Wolf’s involvement in the Packers’ drafts dates back to 1993. Gutekunst has been an area scout in the Packers organization since 1999.

McGinn also suggests that after losing McKenzie and Herock to the Raiders, Lenny McGill to the Denver Broncos and John Schneider to the Seattle Seahawks in the last few seasons, Packers general manager Ted Thompson could beef up the pro personnel department with an experience, free agent personnel executive. McGinn mentions Clyde Powers (Indianapolis), Bobby DePaul (Chicago) and Will Lewis, who spent three seasons with the Packers before joining Mike Holmgren with the Seahawks in 1999.

Lewis abruptly left the Seahawks organization in February, but was at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis two weeks later.


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