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Saints VP of Football Administration Russ Ball Departing for Green Bay Packers

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The Green Bay Packers have hired Russ Ball to serve as Vice President of Player Finance. Ball has been the Saints' Vice President of Football Administration since arriving in New Orleans in 2002. He has accepted the position with the Packers with the opportunity to become the club's primary contract negotiator.

"This is a promotion for Russ, and we've always taken the approach that we are supportive when our people have an opportunity to better themselves," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. "Russ has been a valuable part of our organization, but it speaks well for our club and our philosophy when other NFL teams are interested in our employees. We wish Russ well in his future endeavors."

Ball joined the Saints after spending 2001 as director of football administration for the Washington Redskins. From 1999-2000, Ball served in a similar capacity with the Minnesota Vikings.

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