The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted. Head Coach Matt LaFleur made the announcement Thursday.
"We want to thank Alvis for all that he contributed to our success this season," said LaFleur. "He's a great man and we wish nothing but the best for him, his wife Tracy and the rest of their family moving forward."
Whitted (WHITT-id), who played wide receiver for nine seasons in the NFL, joined the Packers last year. He helped WR Davante Adams earn his third straight trip to the Pro Bowl after registering his second career 80-plus-reception season (83 in 2019, 111 in 2018), which is tied for the fourth most in franchise history behind WRs Jordy Nelson (three), Donald Driver (four) and Sterling Sharpe (four). Before joining Green Bay, Whitted worked for seven years as the wide receivers coach at Colorado State University. During his tenure at CSU, he mentored three All-America wide receivers, including two consensus first-team All-Americans who also were finalists for the Biletnikoff Award (Michael Gallup in 2017 and Rashard Higgins in 2014). The third receiver, Preston Williams, was a second-team All-American in 2018 and tied Higgins for the second-most receptions (96) in a season in school history. Whitted also coached at UCLA (2011), Millsaps College (2010) and at his alma mater, Orange High School (2008-09), in Hillsborough, N.C.