The Green Bay Packers announced the addition of Lee Gissendaner as a personnel executive to the player personnel department. The announcement was made Tuesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.
Gissendaner rejoins the Packers after spending the last three seasons as a national scout for the New York Jets. He previously worked 17 seasons for Green Bay, originally joining the club in 1998 as the team’s representative in the National Scouting Service. In 2001, Gissendaner was promoted to area scout, a position he worked in until leaving for the Jets in 2015. The former Northwestern University wide receiver was selected in the sixth round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the then-Houston Oilers and spent the 1995 season with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL and the summer of 1996 with the World League-champion Scottish Claymores. He spent part of the 1996 season on the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings. His post-football career began as a graduate assistant coach at Kent State University in 1997 while pursuing his master’s degree.