Packers Announce Coaching Titles, Dates For OTAs


Moving full-speed into the offseason, the Green Bay Packers Monday announced their coaching staff titles and several key dates.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy's first coaching staff contains 18 assistants, just one more than last season and in-line with the approximate league average. The full staff: Jeff Jagodzinski (offensive coordinator), Bob Sanders (defensive coordinator), Mike Stock (special teams coordinator), Edgar Bennett (running backs), James Campen (assistant offensive line), Tom Clements (quarterbacks), Rock Gullickson (strength & conditioning), Carl Hairston (defensive ends), Ty Knott (offensive quality control), Eric Lewis (defensive quality control), Ben McAdoo (tight ends), Winston Moss (linebackers), Robert Nunn (defensive tackles), Joe Philbin (offensive line), Jimmy Robinson (wide receivers), Kurt Schottenheimer (secondary), Shawn Slocum (assistant special teams), Lionel Washington (defensive nickel package/cornerbacks).

As a new head coach, McCarthy is permitted by the league to conduct an extra mini-camp. While many teams opt to schedule that additional mini-camp in March, McCarthy instead will hold both mini-camps after the April 29-30 NFL Draft. Installing a new offense, the coach wants all his players - rookies, newcomers and returning veterans - to start from the same point. No one will be left behind.

That decision also means plenty of Packers football in the months of May and June. Before training camp begins in late July, Green Bay will scatter six practices over two mini-camps and utilize the NFL's allotted 14 days of organized team activities (OTA). Practice dates:

Friday, May 5 (first mini-camp)

Saturday, May 6 (first mini-camp)

Sunday, May 7 (first mini-camp)

Friday, May 19 (second mini-camp)

Saturday, May 20 (second mini-camp)

Sunday, May 21 (second mini-camp)

Wednesday, May 31 (OTA)

Thursday, June 1 (OTA)

Friday, June 2 (OTA)

Monday, June 5 (OTA)

Tuesday, June 6 (OTA)

Thursday, June 8 (OTA)

Friday, June 9 (OTA)

Monday, June 12 (OTA)

Tuesday, June 13 (OTA)

Thursday, June 15 (OTA)

Friday, June 16 (OTA)

Monday, June 19 (OTA)

Tuesday, June 20 (OTA)

Wednesday, June 21 (OTA)

Mini-camp practices and OTA sessions will be held inside the Don Hutson Center until the weather is sufficiently good to move them to one of the two outdoor fields. Unfortunately, for space reasons, the team cannot open Hutson Center practices to the public.

The team will announce specific practice times as the mini-camps near. Training camp dates also will be announced at a later date.

The annual Packers stockholders' meeting will be held Wednesday, July 19, inside Lambeau Field, starting at 10 a.m. The event returns to the historic stadium, where it was held the first two years after the 1997-98 stock sale (1998, '99), because more than 5,000 stockholders were turned away from last year's meeting when the nearby Resch Center was deemed to have met its capacity.

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