Taking the first steps toward shaping his initial staff, Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy Friday announced that the team has released six assistant coaches and two other staff members.
Released were secondary/safeties coach Joe Baker, offensive line coach Larry Beightol, special teams coordinator John Bonamego, linebackers coach Mark Duffner, offensive coordinator Tom Rossley and strength and conditioning coach Barry Rubin. The team also released director of football administration Bruce Warwick and weight room assistant Vince Workman.
On Jan. 4, Green Bay's former director of player development Turner Gill officially named Charlie Jackson as his defensive coordinator at the University of Buffalo. The school had hired Gill as its head coach Dec. 16, and Gill promoted Jackson from his role as the Packers' defensive quality control coach.
On Jan. 3, Packers wide receivers coach James Franklin left to become the offensive coordinator at Kansas State. And on Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings hired Green Bay quarterbacks coach Darrell Bevell as their new offensive coordinator.