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Packers to interview Mike Pettine, former Browns head coach, for defensive coordinator vacancy, per report

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With the defensive coordinator search still ongoing, the Packers are bringing in a former head coach with a defensive coordinator history to interview.

Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine

The Green Bay Packers’ search for their next defensive coordinator continues. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the team plans to interview former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine as part of their effort to replace Dom Capers.

As the head coach of the Browns, Pettine amassed a 10-22 record. He also served as a defensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets in previous years. The veteran coach has mostly coached 3-4 defenses, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported last week that Pettine spent time with the Seattle Seahawks learning about their defensive scheme.

Pettine hasn’t formally coached in the NFL since his time as the Browns head coach ended in 2016. Cleveland fired him along with general manager Ray Farmer after the 2015 season.

After being blocked from interviewing the Detroit Lions’ Teryl Austin and the Chicago Bears’ Vic Fangio, Pettine could be a candidate to come in and impress.