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2018 Schedule
6-9-1, 3rd in NFC North
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1dRob Demovsky

Source: Packers hire Hackett as O-coordinator

Former Jaguars offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has reached an agreement with head coach Matt Lafleur and the Packers to become their offensive coordinator, a source confirmed.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

James Campen will become the Cleveland Browns associate head coach/offensive line coach, according to league sources. So the Packers are losing their longest-tenured assistant coach. New Packers coach Matt LaFleur will hire a new line coach.

Super Bowl XXXII: Elway's quest for title complete (1:06)

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James Campen is interviewing with the Cleveland Browns today, according to league sources. Hard to believe the Packers would risk losing their longest tenured assistant coach and one of the NFL's most respected offensive line coaches/run game coordinators. But they must be willing to take that chance since they would've had to grant the Browns permission to speak with Campen because he's under contract for next season. Only Dave "Hog" Hanner has matched Campen's 15 seasons as a Packers assistant. Campen joined the Packers coaching staff in 2004.

Super Bowl XXXI: Desmond Howard's stunning return (1:06)

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On the same day the Packers retained Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator, they dismissed defensive passing game coordinator Joe Whitt. So the entire defensive staff won't return intact. D-line coach Jerry Montgomery is expected to return. Unclear on the rest of the staff.

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The Packers make it official with Mike Pettine remaining as defensive coordinator, as ESPN reported earlier in the week. New coach Matt LaFleur said of Pettine earlier today on SiriusXM radio: "I think we share a common vision, and I am really excited to see this defense take off in year two of his system. I think that continuity just for the players to be able to perform, usually in year two, it definitely is going to improve, and also the thing that was so attractive about Mike to me was, here's a guy that's been a head coach in the National Football League, and it's going to be somebody that I can lean on because there's going to be certain circumstances that come up that, hey, maybe I haven't been through, so really excited to have Mike a part of our staff."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers WR coach David Raih also will be free to pursue other jobs. A source said he will not be retained by new coach Matt LaFleur. Look for him to get a shot in Arizona. He worked with new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech in 2013. There's interest from Kingsbury again, a source said.

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New coach Matt LaFleur will not retain special teams coordinator Ron Zook, a league source told ESPN. Not a surprise given how much the Packers struggled on special teams last season. They had made strides in 2017, finishing 16th in the Rick Gosselin's annual special teams rankings. Those rankings aren't out yet for the 2018 season, but the Packers are sure to plummet. Zook, like most of former coach Mike McCarthy's staff, was under contract through 2019 so if he doesn't get another job, the Packers will have to pay his full salary.

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McCarthy to sit out 2019, wants to coach in '20

With the Jets' vacancy expected to be filled by Adam Gase, Mike McCarthy said he'll sit out the 2019 season and be "locked and loaded" to coach again in 2020.

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LaFleur says Rodgers called him before job offer

New Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Wednesday he will lean on his experience as Matt Ryan's former quarterbacks coach in Atlanta as he develops a relationship with Aaron Rodgers and looks to revive the former Super Bowl champion's MVP form.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

At the end of his interview, Matt LaFleur asked Mark Murphy what his timeframe is, and Murphy said: "I gave him some bullsh-- about moving forward deliberately ... and then I called (offered him the job) the very next day."

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Matt LaFleur said he intends to call the offensive plays as the head coach. He has one year of experience as an NFL play caller last season with the Titans.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Murphy admired that Matt LaFleur left the Rams to call plays with the Titans and said "if he stayed in L.A. he'd be the hot candidate right now, but the experience in Tennessee made him a better coach."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Murphy said the player-leadership council, which included Aaron Rodgers, conveyed that "a complacency had set in among players and coaches. That was in the back of my mind: is there something we can do to shake that up?"

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur said he's talked to Aaron Rodgers and said "I cannot wait to get to work with him. I think he's equally excited." He said he spoke to Rodgers briefly before he accepted the job. GM Brian Gutekunst asked Rodgers to talk to LeFleur once they zeroed in on him.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur got emotional when he thanked his wife, sons, parents and in-laws. He put his hand to his heart and said "I'm all about family."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Murphy and Brian Gutekunst called Matt LaFleur to offer him the job on Monday and Murphy said: "I'm really excited, I want to offer you the position for our head coach, and it went quiet." And then, "The first thing Matt said was, "I'm speeches."

Team Stats

Passing Yards264.99th
Rushing Yards104.222nd
Points For23.5Tied-14th
Points Against25.022nd