The former Browns coach is expected to be hired by the Packers and serve as Green Bay's defensive coordinator, ESPN reported, citing unidentified sources.
One day after announcing a new general manager, the Packers have reportedly found their new defensive coordinator.
The Packers are seeking a replacement for Dom Capers, who they fired January 1. Pettine would replace Dom Capers, who was sacked earlier this month after nine years with the team.
Pettine had a top-10 defense in each of his five seasons as a coordinator, including first (2009), third (2010), fifth (2011) and eighth-place (2012) rankings with the Jets and a 10th-place showing with the Bills in 2013.
He was hired as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2014, and was sacked after the 2015 season.
Packers to name Pettine defensive coordinator
Nine years later, he has the same thing in Mike Pettine.
The Packers finished this season 7-9 and ranked 22nd in total defense. Prior to that, however, Pettine was a successful defensive coordinator. He's had roles including assistant offensive line coach, tight ends coach, offensive line coach and eventually he became the offensive coordinator from 2007-11.
Pettine, who spent 2017 as a defensive consultant with the Seattle Seahawks, made a name for himself as Rex Ryan's protege with the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.
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