Packers Notes: Wolf, DeCosta, Perry, McCray

Now that the Packers have officially promoted incumbent executive Brian Gutekunst to general manager, Green Bay director of football operations Eliot Wolf is unlikely to ever become GM of the Packers, as Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes (Twitter links). Wolf is expected to garner a GM job elsewhere before the Green Bay position ever opens again, as he’s drawn interested from other clubs in the recent past. However, the Packers will attempt to convince Wolf to remain with the team, per Silverstein. One additional note on the Packers’ general manager search: although Green Bay had interest in meeting with Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta, the Baltimore executive turned down an interview request on Saturday night, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link).

Here’s more on the Packers:

  • Incumbent safeties coach Darren Perry interviewed for the Packers’ defensive coordinator job on Saturday and is viewed as the favorite to land the position, according to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News (Twitter link). That news conflicts with a recent report from Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, who indicated last week that Green Bay cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt was the frontrunner to be promoted to DC. Perry, 49, began his Packers coaching career in 2009 after spending time in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Oakland.
  • While Perry could be given a promotion in Green Bay, former offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett appears to be moving on, tweets Silverstein. Bennett, who did not call offensive plays for the Packers, was re-assigned last week, but he should be able to find another coaching position given the level of turnover throughout the NFL, per Silverstein. Colts offensive line coach Joe Philbin is expected to be hired for a second stint in Green Bay, and although he may not take Bennett’s old title as OC, he’s likely to handle many of Bennett’s prior duties.
  • The Packers should be expected to add competition for backup quarterback Brett Hundley, writes Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. While Green Bay had originally planned to deal Hundley (and nearly did so during the draft), the former fifth-round pick’s lackluster production while filling in for Aaron Rodgers is likely to hinder those intentions. Indeed, the Packers attempted to sign veteran signal-caller Brian Hoyer in November as the club was trying to keep its postseason hopes alive.
  • Green Bay recently worked out offensive lineman Jordan McCray, the brother of Packers guard Justin McCray, reports Demovsky. Both McCrays were undrafted free agents out of UCF in 2014, but Jordan has yet to appear in an NFL game.
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8 comments on “Packers Notes: Wolf, DeCosta, Perry, McCray

  1. JT19

    Packers should go out and get a veteran QB. You hope you won’t need to use him outside of garbage time and maybe Week 17 if the season went well, but Hundley doesn’t seem like the best option anymore behind Rodgers. At the very least, it’ll put some urgency into Hundley if he performs better in camp. And given Rodgers’ collarbone injury history, you need a decent backup as a precaution.

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    • afsooner02

      Wouldn’t mind signing Bradford. Don’t expect to need him much and he has shown to be good when he does play and also he’d be coming from the vikings, so might have some good intel for us. This is assuming no one offers him a starting gig of course and he is willing to be a backup.

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  2. brewcrew08

    I’m not sure why we don’t trade Hundley. We obviously wouldn’t get a lot for him but certainly a team would give up a 5-6 round pick for him. Then sign a FA QB who can come in if Rodgers goes down again. Then keep Joe on the practice squad.

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    • brewcrewbernie

      Why would anyone give up a draft pick for him? He looked terrible and is a free agent after next season.

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    • JT19

      It would probably have to be a conditional pick if anything. He likely didn’t show enough to convince another team that he’s significantly better than the backup QB options out in free agency.

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      • brewcrew08

        But he’s also a guy who still has potential. He just turned 24 and has had what 10 total starts in the NFL? Some guys (Cousins for example) don’t hit their stride until their mid to late 20’s.

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        • ray_derek

          He sucks, no one is trading anything for him. Teams would rather use a late pick on a rookie QB than trade for that bum.

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        • JT19

          Thats why I’d say a conditional pick is fair. He’s a free agent after next season so the conditions could be tied to playing time and if he’s resigned. Maybe a guaranteed 7th if he doesn’t play and isn’t resigned. Goes to a 6th if he resigns or starts more 4 or more games. A 4th or 5th rounder if he starts more than 4 games and resigns.

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