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Reports: Packers to hire Titans OC LaFleur as HC

FILE PHOTO: Dec 30, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) talks with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports After almost a month-long search, the Green Bay Packers will name Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur as their next head coach, according to reports from multiple outlets. He will become the 15th head coach for Green Bay’s storied franchise after being interviewed on Sunday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Packers…

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NFL coaching carousel: Packers reportedly to interview Gase

The Green Bay Packers have been active in trying to fill their head-coaching vacancy and plan to interview fired Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase, according to a report Friday, though a time and place have not been finalized. Dec 23, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase looks on during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports According the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the team’s brain trust of president/CEO Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst are…

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Report: Packers interview ex-Lions, Colts coach Caldwell

FILE PHOTO: Aug 19, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell during the first quarter against the New York Jets at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The Green Bay Packers have interviewed former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell for the same position in Green Bay, Pro Football Talk reported Wednesday. It’s the first reported head-coaching interview made by any team this year. Caldwell, who turns 64 in January, spent the 2018 season out of the NFL — serving as a…

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Rodgers breaks Brady’s mark as Packers cruise past Falcons

Aaron Rodgers broke Tom Brady’s NFL record for most consecutive passes without an interception in style, setting the mark on a 24-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb that helped the Green Bay Packers beat the visiting Atlanta Falcons 34-20 on Sunday. Dec 9, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks off the field after the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports The pass was Rodgers’ 359th in a row without an interception dating to Week 4…

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NFL notebook: McCarthy addressed Packers players

Mike McCarthy was back in front of the Green Bay Packers’ players on Wednesday. Three days after being fired, he was given the opportunity to address his now former players after making a request to do so. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports “He wanted an opportunity to speak with the team. I was 100 percent, fully supportive … and he…

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NFL notebook: Packers address coaching search

Team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst addressed the firing of Mike McCarthy on Monday, saying the move was made to get a head start on the coaching search. FILE PHOTO: Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports “Knowing we were going to make the change, it was better to do it now rather than make it in the offseason,”…

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NFL: Packers end era of playing it safe with McCarthy firing

(Reuters) – When the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthyon Sunday they ended an era that many believed kept them stuck in an outdated brand of football. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports While the likes of the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs represent the future of the National Football League, with their young gunslinger quarterbacks and…

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NFL: Packers fire head coach McCarthy after 13 seasons

(Reuters) – The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, ending his 13-season tenure in charge of the storied National Football League (NFL) team. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports McCarthy guided the Packers to a fourth Super Bowl triumph in the 2010 season and the franchise won their division six times and made the playoffs nine times…

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NFL notebook: Packers TE Graham aims to play with broken thumb

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham returned to the practice field on Thursday on the heels of breaking his thumb in last week’s game against Seattle. Nov 15, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham (80) warms up prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Graham had not practiced yet this week but is set to attempt to play with a heavily bandaged broken thumb when the Packers return to the field Sunday night against…

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Packers’ Rodgers to donate $1 million to Camp Fire relief

FILE PHOTO: Nov 15, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks back to the locker room following a 27-24 loss against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is donating $1 million to the North Valley Community Foundation to help with the Camp Fire recovery efforts. “Let’s help these people begin to heal and rebuild,” Rodgers said in the video. Rodgers said he reached out directly to the mayor of his hometown of Chico,…

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