Known for their changes in personnel this offseason, the Seahawks are set to make another addition, but, instead of shaking up the roster, this time the alteration is to their front office.
According to a report from ESPN.com’s Mike Sando, Seattle’s set to hire former San Francisco 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan.
Per Sando, McCloughan joins the Seahawks without a specific title as of yet, but one could be given sometime this week when the Seahawks officially announce the hire. What’s also unknown according to the report is the reason for his departure from San Francisco, besides what he called “undisclosed personal reasons.”
McCloughan’s arrival in Seattle will be a return to the team that he previously spent five years with. Working for the Seahawks from 2000 through 2005, McCloughan served as the team’s director of college scouting.
Joining the Seahawks will also be a reunion with the team’s general manager, John Schneider, for McCloughan. Both worked in Green Bay in the 1990s, as well as in 2000 when former Packers head coach Mike Holmgren came to man the sidelines for the Seahawks.