Packers sign McCarthy to contract extension through 2019

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - It looks like Mike McCarthy will remain the head coach of the Green Bay Packers for the time being.

Packers President and CEO has confirmed reports that the team has signed McCarthy to a contract extension through 2019.

"Mike is our man. He is our coach," Murphy said Tuesday.

ESPN reporter and Cover 2 contributor Rob Demovsky initially reported news of the extension. McCarthy's contract was set to expire in 2018.

Click here to read Demovsky's report on McCarthy's contract extension.

ESPN Milwaukee host and Cover 2 contributor Jason Wilde says the move was made "weeks ago", and did not happen amid the big personnel moves in recent days.

Wilde reminds fans that the Packers gave former coach Mike Sherman an extension before he was fired in 2005 by then newly hired GM Ted Thompson.

The Packers announced Tuesday that the team is transitioning Thompson from General Manager into an advisory role.

The Packers fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers and some of his assistants.

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