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Report: McCloughan returns to Hawks front office

According to this report from ESPN's Mike Sando, Scot McCloughan is headed back to the Seattle Seahawks and will serve in a senior personnel position not yet identified.

"It's huge for us because Scot is one of the most respected personnel people in the league," Schneider told ESPN. "He played a critical role in helping the Seahawks become a Super Bowl team (in 2005) and did a great job in rebuilding the 49ers over the last few years."

McCloughan had served as the general manager for the San Francisco 49ers before abruptly leaving the team five weeks before April's draft for undisclosed reasons. McCloughan was hired by San Francisco in 2005 as the team's vice president of player personnel, and was later promoted to general manager in 2007.

McCloughan, 39, worked with Schneider in Seattle in 2000. The two broke into the league together in the 1990s in Green Bay. McCloughan served as director of college scouting for Seattle before leaving to join the 49ers in 2005.