Morning Buzz: Packers in waiting game
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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s latest looking at the coaching staff search and how Mike McCarthy will have to wait on some defensive coordinator candidates.
One of the most talked-about candidates, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, was likely to get a call from the Packers, according to a source, but until Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. the team would need permission from the Bears to talk to him.
Under NFL rules, teams must seek permission to speak to all assistant coaches until the second Tuesday following their last game if the job opening represents a lateral move.
In Fangio’s case, once 12:01 a.m. Tuesday hits, he’s free to talk to anyone because he is not under contract in 2018.
Because Fangio is a candidate for the Bears' head-coaching position and possibly defensive coordinator under a new head coach, the Bears are unlikely to grant the division-rival Packers permission to speak to him. Thus, McCarthy simply can wait until Tuesday to make contact and set up an interview.
A source said Fangio is likely to speak to McCarthy at some point during the search process.
Ryan Wood highlighted general manager candidate Brian Gutekunst:
There was a lot to talk about in my latest Facebook Live chat with readers:
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Packers fans will be featured on a new television show:
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The Lions denied the Packers as well:
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