Schneider, Ross still will interview with Seahawks

Packers director of football operations John Schneider, who had an interview with the Seahawks scheduled for next week prior to the team’s imminent deal with Pete Carroll, still is scheduled to interview for the team’s general manager vacancy next week.

Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, who similarly had an interview already scheduled, also remains on target to talk with the Seahawks next week.

Carroll is expected to land an executive title, in addition to coaching duties, and numerous coaches and executives around the league believe that longtime associate Pat Kirwan (who writes for, among other media duties) unequivocally would be Carroll’s first choice to run player personnel for him.

Baltimore’s Eric DeCosta, a finalist for the Seattle GM job, withdrew from consideration earlier this week to stay with the Ravens, and another finalist — Eagles GM Tom Heckert — also withdrew from consideration and will be announced as the GM in Cleveland, likely by early next week.

Ross and Schneider are both scheduled to interview by mid-week. It’s conceivable that one could be hired as GM to work with Carroll, with Kirwan also involved in a position other than general manager.

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