NFC Notes: Packers, Seahawks, Vikings



  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Packers won’t hire a search firm to aid their next head-coaching hire.
  • According to Florio, Green Bay plans to cast a “very wide net” and consider a broad variety of candidates to succeed Mike McCarthy.
  • Florio adds that the Packers aren’t ruling out the possibility of trying to hire a current head coach on another team such as John Harbaugh.


Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks admitted that his pending insider trading case that could lead to him serving prison time is “a thought that stays in the back of your mind,” but he’s trying to focus on football for now.

“Obviously, that’s a thought that stays in the back of your mind but you just take it every day as it is, day by day just like today,” Kendricks said, via “I’m going to be where my feet are. I’m not going to harp on the past. I’m not going to predict the future. I’m just going to be right where I’m at so take it day by day.

“This is my escape,” Kendricks added. “Football is everything for me and to have lost that also was very hard. That also was probably the hardest thing, having to walk away from the game that I love from a team that has accepted me. Just wanting to be here and not being able to, hurt.


  • Jason La Canfora, citing league sources, reports that Vikings assistant GM George Paton is ready to leave the organization this winter if the right situation emerges.
  • According to La Canfora, Paton remains on a short list of men considered the most attractive to other owners for GM jobs and sources close to the executive maintain that he is very open to taking over a franchise in 2019 and expect him to explore numerous opportunities.
  • One team to watch for Patton, according to La Canfora, is the Dolphins. La Canfora says that Miami would have “considerable appeal” to Paton if they make front-office changes this offseason.

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