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Mark Murphy: Packers Were 'Aggressive' Pursuing Khalil Mack Before Bears Trade

Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy said Thursday the team made an "aggressive" attempt to trade for superstar linebacker Khalil Mack last year before the Oakland Raiders accepted an offer from the NFC North rival Chicago Bears.

Murphy told Gary Ellerson of 105.7 The Fan he thinks his team's higher preseason expectations may have been the deciding factor from Oakland's standpoint.

"Well, the whole Khalil Mack thing. It's not that we didn't try," he said. "We were aggressive. We wanted to sign him. I think, ironically, the Raiders took the Bears' offer because they thought they would be a better draft pick.