By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jan 28, 2008 at 5:10 PM

Packers vice president Andrew Brandt, who was a leading in-house candidate for the President / CEO job that went to Mark Murphy, is leaving the team.

Brandt, who has been the team's chief contract negotiator and salary cap manager since 1999, is going to pursue other opportunities.

"After nine years of having the privilege of working for the Green Bay Packers and its incredible fan base, I have decided it is time to move on to pursue other opportunities, goals and challenges," Brandt said in a statement issued by the teams.

"I have hopefully contributed in a small way to the success of this franchise over the years and am certain there is much more success ahead. I will cherish my time working for this unique organization and will forever have fond memories of the people, the players and the fans of Packer Nation."

Packers general manager Ted Thompson said, "With regard to contract negotiations and salary cap management, we currently have people in place internally to effectively operate in this area until we have a new person to fill this role."