Former Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine lands with Packers


The Packers are set to hire Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bradley reportedly signed a new contract to remain defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, and Fangio, whose contract expired on January 8, could be retained in Chicago by new head coach Matt Nagy.

Pettine returns to the same position he held with the New York Jets (2009-2012) and Buffalo Bills (2013) before becoming the Browns' head coach (2014-2015).

Pettine, who interviewed with the team Tuesday, was a consultant for the Seahawks this season.

It appears that the Green Bay Packers are nearing the final steps to having their new defensive coordinator to replace Dom Capers. The Browns fired Pettine after a poor 2015, finishing with a 10-22 record.

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Pettine is 51 years old and like many McCarthy hires, a native of Pennsylvania.

Pettine replaces Dom Capers, who was sacked after spending nine seasons as Green Bay's defensive coordinator.

Pettine the job over Packers assistants Darren Perry, Joe Whitt Jr. and Winston Moss.

It was reported earlier in the week that Philbin was interviewing with his former team and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Philbin will be the new offensive coordinator.

Defensive line assistant Jerry Montgomery is leaving the Packers after three years to go back to the college ranks and coach the defensive line at Texas A&M.