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Packers offensive assistant Butch Barry leaves for 49ers

Overshadowed by other coaching news, the Packers are also losing analyst Butch Barry.

NCAA Football: Florida at Miami Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers have lost senior analyst Butch Barry. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Barry is taking a new position with the San Francisco 49ers, working as their assistant offensive line coach.

Barry spent just one year in Green Bay, but was certainly very familiar with the franchise before he arrived, as he’s originally from Sturgeon Bay. He joined the Packers after spending a single season as the offensive line coach at the Florida version of the University of Miami. Prior to that, Barry was an assistant offensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spending four years in that role.

Barry’s departure represents the second change on the Packers’ coaching staff so far this offseason. Earlier this week, the Packers parted ways with special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga, who oversaw two dismal seasons for the Packers kicking and return units. The Packers moved internally to replace him, tapping itinerant special teams assistant Maurice Drayton to fill the role.

It’s not clear if the Packers will seek to replace Barry. For that matter, at least from the outside looking in, it’s not clear what he actually did that may or may not need replacing. But Matt LaFleur has shown a tendency toward getting input from many sources on his staff, so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see LaFleur bring on another veteran coaching voice.