Packers To Hire Former Browns HC Mike Pettine As Defensive Coordinator

Adam Schefter reports that the Packers are preparing to hire former Browns HC Mike Pettine as their new defensive coordinator.

Yesterday, Schefter of ESPN reported that the Packers are scheduled to interview Pettine for their defensive coordinator job on Tuesday, so they were clearly impressed enough to sign him following his interview.

Green Bay had interviews set up with internal candidates including CBs coach Joe Whitt Jr, safeties coach Darren Perry and assistant HC/linebackers Winston Moss.

They were also linked to Bears DC Vic Fangio, who becomes a free agent on Tuesday.

Pettine, 51, began his NFL coaching career with the Ravens as an assistant defensive line coach back in 2002. He spent seven years in Baltimore before taking over as the Jets defensive coordinator in 2009.

Pettine spent one year in Buffalo with the Bills before being hired as the Browns’ head coach for the 2014 season.

During his two years in Cleveland, Pettine led the Browns to a record of 10-22 (31.3 percent) before he was fired along with GM Ray Farmer.

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