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January

Packers Assistant Coach Steps Down

Kevin Greene

The Packers have a big void to fill with Greene’s announcement that he is stepping down as outside linebackers coach

Green Bay Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene announced that he will step down in that role with the team in order to spend more time with family.  This was reported by Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

“I am stepping away from the NFL at this time in order to spend more time with my wife, Tara, and our children, Gavin and Gabrielle,” Greene said in a Packers release “I will miss coaching and will try to return after our kids move on to college if a team will have me.”

Greene joined the Packers under defensive coordinator Dom Capers in 2009 and brought with him the same passion and enthusiasm that he played the game with.  Greene thanked the organization for the opportunity to coach and had nothing but good things to say about the Packers.  Packers head coach Mike McCarthy reiterated his respect and appreciation for Greene.

This leaves the Packers now searching for a coach on both sides of the ball.  Earlier this week, Ben McAdoo accepted the offensive coordinator position with the New York Giants after serving as tight ends and quarterbacks coach for the Packers.

There hasn’t been any early chatter as to who might take over Greene’s position and whether that person is currently on the Packers’ staff or if they would come from the outside.

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