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Bob Eckberg is retiring after working for the Green Bay Packers' football operations for the last 32 years, including as their video director since 2001.

Chris Kirby, who has been Eckberg's top assistant since 2001, will take over as video director.

General manager Ted Thompson also announced he's promoted Andy Muckerheide, who is entering his 14th season with the team, to assistant video director, and Mike Halbach, who is entering his 11th season, to manager of football technology.

Thompson also hired Nick Goddard as the new video assistant.

Eckberg, a Green Bay native, began his career with the Packers processing game film in the early 1970s and became assistant video director in 1982. He presided over the team's shooting and distribution of practice and game video through major technological innovations, from film to video to the digital technology the NFL uses today. Players, coaches and scouts are able to watch video of all NFL teams on laptops, iPads and the like.

"On behalf of the Packers, we want to sincerely thank Bob for his contributions to our team over the past 32 seasons," Thompson said in a press release. "He has been a loyal and hardworking employee. As the second video director in the history of the club, there have been many changes in his field over time and he has managed it all seamlessly. Bob's experience and his ability to manage his department will be missed. We would like to wish Bob, his wife, Terri, and his family the best in retirement."

Kirby joined the Packers as an intern in 1992 and was hired full time as a video assistant in 1993.

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