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Murphy named to NFL Competition Committee


Green Bay Packers President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy has been named to the NFL Competition Committee by Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Murphy, the Packers' President and Chief Executive Officer since 2008, played eight seasons as a defensive back with the Washington Redskins from 1977-84, including two Super Bowl appearances and a selection to the Pro Bowl following the 1983 season.

Since assuming his executive role with Green Bay, he has served as a member of the NFL's Management Council Executive Committee and also the NFL Youth Football Committee.

Murphy will become the first Packers representative to be included on the Competition Committee since former head coach Mike Holmgren, who served from 1995-99.

"I was excited and honored to learn that I've been selected to the Competition Committee," Murphy said. "It will be a new experience for me, and I am looking forward to representing the Packers in this capacity on a league level."

In addition to Murphy, the NFL announced that head coaches Jeff Fisher of the St. Louis Rams and Ken Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals were also added. The Competition Committee studies all aspects of the game and recommends rules and policy changes to NFL clubs.

The committee now consists of the following members: Rich McKay, Atlanta Falcons (Chairman); Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys; Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals; John Mara, New York Giants; Ozzie Newsome, Baltimore Ravens; Rick Smith, Houston Texans; plus Murphy, Fisher and Whisenhunt.

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