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Giants expected to hire Packers O-line coach Mike Solari, per report

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According to reports, the Giants have hired away the Packers' assistant offensive line coach.

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While the Green Bay Packers reportedly filled one of their coaching vacancies on Thursday, another assistant position appears to have opened up. According to the Newsday's Tom Rock, New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo plans to hire Green Bay's Mike Solari as an offensive line coach.

This past season, Solari coached the Packers' offensive linemen underneath James Campen. He joined the staff after spending several years with the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs.

While the line didn't match the lofty expectations it set in 2014, injuries rather than coaching caused most of the issues. Left tackle David Bakhtiari suffered a knee injury during the preseason and never fully recovered before suffering a severe ankle sprain. T.J. Lang, Corey Linsley and Bryan Bulaga also missed time with a variety of maladies. Regardless, the line compared well to other units across the league.

With Solari's departure, the team has two vacancies left on the staff. The other came as the result of Mike McCarthy's decision to fire running backs coach Sam Gash earlier this week.

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.