Packers' Murphy joins competition committee

February 14, 2012

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers team president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy was named to the NFL competition committee on Tuesday by commissioner Roger Goodell.

The nine-person committee also added new St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher and Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Murphy is the first member of the Packers to be on the committee since former coach Mike Holmgren served from 1995-99.

"I was excited and honored to learn that I've been selected to the competition committee," Murphy said in a statement. "It will be a new experience for me, and I am looking forward to representing the Packers in this capacity on a league level."

Murphy, 56, played for the Washington Redskins from 1977-84. Now, as part of the competition committee, he will help study all aspects of the game and make recommendations about rules and policy changes.

Murphy, Fisher and Whisenhunt join Rich McKay (Atlanta Falcons), Stephen Jones (Dallas Cowboys), Marvin Lewis (Cincinnati Bengals), John Mara (New York Giants), Ozzie Newsome (Baltimore Ravens) and Rick Smith (Houston Texans) on the committee.

Fisher was co-chairman of the committee from 2002-10 while coaching the Tennessee Titans.

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