New player development director named

Terry replaces Koonce; long snapper Rob Davis to assist Terry

The Green Bay Packers Thursday named Pro Personnel Assistant Tim Terry as the acting Director of Player Development, the team announced. Veteran player Rob Davis will assist Terry, who replaces ex-Packers linebacker George Koonce, with his duties.

As the Director of Player Development, Terry, 33, will be vital in maintaining locker room cohesiveness and overall player health. He will assist players in acclimating to their roles, both on and off the field. Though his new responsibilities will take precedent, Terry will still be involved with the pro personnel department.

The Temple alum is in his third year with the Packers. Terry previously played linebacker for four NFL seasons and one for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Davis enters his 11th season as Green Bay's long snapper, his 12th NFL season overall. He holds the team's longest active streak of regular-season games played (151), behind only Brett Favre (239). He has indicated many times that he wants to be a player development director for an NFL team when he is finished playing football, so acting as Terry's assistant is a big step.

"That is the job that I want, and that's the only job I would take in the NFL," said Davis. "I've gone on record many times saying that. I've interned in it, both here in Green Bay and with the league office. I feel like my relationship in the locker room would benefit (others). I was a product of player development, whether it be with internships, learned how to manage finances... being part of this community for the last 11 years, I've got a lot of contacts outside of locker rooms where I can point a lot of guys in a lot of different places. It also gives me an opportunity to stick around an organization and still be a part of it. Not necessarily the pressure as a player, but I think it's a great position."

Koonce, who served in the role in 2006, resigned in June to accept a job within Marquette University's athletic department.

"Both Tim and Rob are well-respected individuals in the locker room and throughout the building," said general manager Ted Thompson. "They also have a great feel for this community and the team's unique relationship with it. I am confident that they will both do well in these roles."

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