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Washington Interested in Alonzo Highsmith

Alonzo Highsmith and Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers have another team potentially trying to poach one of their executives. Senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith is drawing interest from Washington.

In fact, they’ve requested permission to interview him, according to the Washington Post.

Washington has a new general manager in Scot McCloughan. He and Highsmith worked together in Green Bay from 1994-99, when both were college scouts under Ron Wolf.

McCloughan hasn’t made any changes to Washington’s personnel staff since taking over as general manager on January 9. However, it’s entirely possible that he’ll clean house after the draft, which would potentially mean a promotion for Highsmith.

Of course, unlike Eliot Wolf, who drew interest from the Eagles for their in-name-only general manager position, the Packers can and are expected to deny Washington permission to talk to Highsmith.

The absence of an opportunity to become another team’s general manager gives the Packers the right to do so. In lieu of letting Highsmith interview elsewhere, the Packers would likely throw a fancier title and more money at him.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Howard January 26, 2015

    Maybe Matthews could quit the Packers again and interview for the job with Washington.

    1. [email protected] January 27, 2015

      So, will every post this off season by you reflect back on your perception that Matthews quit? Please let me know now so I can scroll on by….

  2. Howard January 27, 2015

    I do not post anything. I do comment. Matthews was not hurt and that is clear by his playing in the pro bowl. If he was not hurt then he was benched and I doubt that. If he was not hurt, or benched then he failed to take the field at a critical time of the game. I consider that quitting on your teammates. Matthews should explain his actions. Matthews is one of the highest paid on the team. What would have you thought if Rodgers sit on the bench for the final series and then went and played the next week in a meaningless game? It is a free world scroll on by if you see fit. I will still read your opinions.