Packers to name Gutekunst GM

Green Bay (AP) -A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Green Bay Packers are promoting player personnel director Brian Gutekunst to be the team's next general manager.

The person requested anonymity because the team has made no formal announcement. Gutekunst would replace Ted Thompson, who is transitioning to a senior advisory role in the front office.

The Houston Chronicle first reported Sunday that Gutekunst had taken the job.

Gutekunst has been Green Bay's player personnel director for nearly two years, though he has been with the Packers' player personnel department for nearly two decades.

The Packers (7-9) finished with a losing record and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.