NFL Network's Ian Rapoport: Packers hire Brian Gutekunst as new GM

Texans general manager Rick Smith left and owner Bob McNair right use Bill O'Brien's news conference to recite their high expectations in the short term

According to Rapoport, Gutekunst signed a five-year deal. He was promoted to director of of college scouting in 2012 and director of player personnel in March of 2016.

Instead the Packers were forced to focus on in-house candidates, which meant they were going to focus on Gutekunst, Russ Ball and Eliot Wolf.

Thompson had been the team's GM since 2005 and will assume a role of senior advisor to football operations.

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Gutekunst was scheduled to interview for the Houston Texans' general manager position on Sunday.

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The #Packers are hiring Brian Gutekunst as their GM.

Chances are that someone (perhaps Bob McGinn) will have a detailed story regarding things done behind the scenes to help Gutekunst get the job, and things that will happen behind the scenes now that the Packers have a new football boss.

NFL rules allow for teams to deny permission for employees to interview for what are considered lateral moves and a league source confirmed on Saturday that Seattle denied Green Bay the right to talk to Schneider.

After 13 years, Green Bays' general manager Ted Thompson stepped down from the position on Tuesday and reports immediately began to surface regarding the Packers' interest in Schneider.

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