Packers GM Ted Thompson "transitioning into new role"

Reports: Packers part ways with Dom Capers, defensive coaches

Packers fire DC Capers after nine seasons

The writing has been on the wall for this potential move for a while now, and now that the Packers are coming off a disappointing season that sees them miss the playoffs, Green Bay will shake things up internally. The deal was never announced by the Packers, but it means McCarthy is now under contract through 2019.

According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Ted Thompson will step down as general manager to take a new role with the Packers organization. Capers spent nine years running the Packers' defense, though he hasn't had a top-10 unit since 2010.

Mike McCarthy was given a contract extension during this past season.

Coach Mike McCarthy received a one-year contract extension during this past season, sources told ESPN.

Wilde reminds fans that the Packers gave former coach Mike Sherman an extension before he was sacked in 2005 by then newly hired GM Ted Thompson. Together, they won Super Bowl XLV, the Packers' first title since Super Bowl XXXI. His first-ever draft pick was Rodgers. Beginning with the son of Thompson's mentor, Ron Wolf. Ball is viewed as one of the leading candidates despite having a background in finance and not player evaluation.

Thompson has been the team's general manager, executive vice president and director of football operations since 2005.

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