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Packers hire Brian Angelichio as tight ends coach, per report

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Brian Angelichio replaces the recently fired Jerry Fontenot.

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Less than a week after firing multiple assistant coaches, the Green Bay Packers have begun the process of repopulating the staff. According to Fox Sports' Alex Marvez, the team has hired Brian Angelichio as its new tight ends coach.

Angelichio most recently worked with the Cleveland Browns as part of Mike Pettine's staff. Under his direction, Jordan Cameron led all tight ends in yards per reception (17.7) in 2014. He also spent time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff as well as the University of Pittsburgh.

The Packers hired Angelichio to replace the recently fired Jerry Fontenot. Fontenot worked on Mike McCarthy's since 2006, but Green Bay's struggles at the tight end position in 2015 likely led to his termination. Last season, Richard Rodgers led the group with 58 receptions for 510 yards and eight touchdowns.

Once the team makes Angelichio's hiring official, McCarthy can turn his attention to the vacancy at running backs coach, the position previously held by Sam Gash.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.