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Report: McCarthy extension in works

The Sports Xchange

The Green Bay Packers are working on a contract extension for coach Mike McCarthy, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Team president Mark Murphy began working on the extension this offseason to keep McCarthy in Green Bay beyond 2015.

McCarthy, 50, is 82-45-1 in the regular season and 6-5 in the playoffs, including one Super Bowl title in eight seasons.

Murphy’s decision to begin the process of extending McCarthy’s contract was "met by some grumbling within the team’s board of directors," according to the report.

At least part of the reason for the concern over giving McCarthy an extension is related to the uncertain future of general manager Ted Thompson.

Thompson, 61, could choose to leave the team anytime. His contract, however, runs through the 2016 NFL draft. It is not clear if Murphy has talked to Thompson about a new contract.

McCarthy and Thompson are the longest-tenured coach-general manager duo in the NFL.