Ex-linebacker gets pro personnel promotion

The Green Bay Packers Tuesday promoted Marc Lillibridge to assistant director of pro personnel. Lillibridge replaces Sean Howard, whose contract was not renewed at the end of last season.<p>

Lillibridge, who enters his fourth season in the team's personnel department, joined the Packers in 2000 as a pro personnel assistant. Since, he has scouted the Arena Football League, af2, the Canadian Football League and NFL Europe for the Packers.

Reggie McKenzie is entering his seventh season as director of pro personnel for the Packers. He has been in Green Bay's pro personnel department for 10 years.

A former linebacker, Lillibridge, 32, came to Green Bay after a five-year pro career with six teams in three leagues. In the NFL, he originally signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1995, and has spent time with the Bills (1996), Dolphins (1996-97) and Saints (1998-99). Lillibridge also played for Amsterdam in NFL Europe and played under Packers legend Forrest Gregg with Shreveport (La.) of the CFL.

Lillibridge suffered a career-ending herniated disc injury while making a tackle from his Saints middle linebacker position during training camp in 1999.

Lillibridge started two years and lettered four seasons at Iowa State.

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