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Packers' Kampman goes to help tornado ravaged hometown; front office moves

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A grandfather of Green Bay Packers' defensive end Aaron Kampman was injured in the weekend tornadoes in the Pro Bowler's home state of Iowa.

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That's according to the Los Angeles Times, which also said Kampman's high school alma-mater of Aplington-Parkersburg was leveled.

Four people were killed in Parkersburg, a town of 1,900 residents about 80 miles northeast of Des Moines.

Two others were killed elsewhere in Iowa, for a total of six dead.

Parkersburg Mayor Bob Haylock called the storms a "total disaster."

More than 220 homes and 21 businesses were leveled in his community and another 400-plus homes had at least some damage.

About 1,000 people graduated from Kampman's old high school last week, but today, the building is said to be a twisted pile of brick and tiles.

Kampman is in his home town helping clean up the damage from Sunday's tornadoes.

Packer spokesman Adam Woullard says the two-time Pro Bowler is running a chainsaw, and doing whatever he can to help.

His grandfather underwent surgery Tuesday for his injuries.

Kampman's wife Linde is also helping with the relief efforts.

The Packers resume their extended mini-camp Thursday. The team is not sure if Kampman can make it.

Front office

The Packers have given new titles to two of their top front-office personnel.

General manager Ted Thompson has named Reggie McKenzie and John Schneider as co-directors of football operations.

McKenzie has been the Packers' director of pro-personnel for the last 10 years and Schneider has been a personnel analyst for the last six seasons.

Both interviewed for the general manager's job at Atlanta earlier this year. That job was given to New England college scouting director Thomas Dimitroff.

Meanwhile, the Packers return to the practice field today (Wednesday) for their organized team activities. The extended mini-camp was off during the holiday weekend. It runs until mid-June.

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