Packers Fire Defensive Passing-Game Coordinator Joe Whitt Jr


Adam Schefter reports that the Packers have terminated the contract of passing-game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr on Friday.

Reports had said that the Packers were expected to retain most of their defensive staff under Mike Pettine, but it appears as though some notable changes will be made.

Whitt, 40, began his coaching career at Auburn back in 2000 as an assistant-receivers coach. From there, he worked for the Citadel and Louisville before taking his first NFL coaching job with the Falcons in 2007.

After one season in Atlanta, the Packers hired Whitt as their defensive quality control coach for the 2008 season before promoting him to cornerbacks coach in 2009. He eventually worked his way up to defensive passing-game coordinator last year.

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