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Packers Executive Eliot Wolf Withdraws From 49ers’ GM Search

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that Packers executive Eliot Wolf has withdrawn from the running for the 49ers’ GM search.

  • According to Pelissero, the Packers have signed Wolf to a new contract.

Reports from Wednesday mentioned that Wolf was among the candidates the 49ers invited to a round of second interviews for the GM position. However, it appears as though Wolf ultimately decided it was best for him to remain in Green Bay.

Wolf is considered to be an eventual successor to Packers GM Ted Thompson, so it will be interesting to see how things play out in Green Bay in the coming years in regards to their front office.

As for the 49ers, they’re still expected to meet with Packers executive Brian Gutekunst and Vikings executive George Paton for interviews with Kyle Shanahan next week.

Cardinals executive Terry McDonough is still being considered for the job, but no second interview has been scheduled as of now.

Mike Silver reported earlier in the week that Shanahan will essentially get to pick the team’s next general manager from the available list of candidates, but Gutekunst is considered to be the favorite.

We’ll have more regarding the 49ers’ GM position as the news is available.