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Packers fire TE coach Jerry Fontenot, per report

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Apparently Mike McCarthy was dissatisfied with the progress of a second position group on his offense, as another assistant coach was fired on Tuesday.

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The house cleaning on the Green Bay Packers coaching staff appears to be far from over. Earlier today, running backs coach Sam Gash was let go, and now reports are in that head coach Mike McCarthy is letting another of his offensive position coaches to.

This time it is Tight Ends coach Jerry Fontenot:

To be sure, the Packers have not had a game-breaking receiving tight end since Jermichael Finley's retirement. However, second-year pro Richard Rodgers took a step forward this year, more than doubling his receiving stats from last year in most categories by contributing over 500 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns.

However, advanced stats did not like Rodgers' performance, and his blocking continued to be suspect. Meanwhile, Andrew Quarless missed much of this season with an injury, and neither Justin Perillo nor Kennard Backman showed much in his place.

Fontenot had been the Packers' tight ends coach for the past four seasons, and prior to that spent a year as Green Bay's running backs coach. He also worked as an assistant offensive line coach during his ten-year tenure in Green Bay. That came after a 16-year career as a center in the NFL, most of which he spent as a member of the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.

Stay tuned to see if more changes are on the way.