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Packers will hire Alvis Whitted as wide receivers coach, per report

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NCAA Football: Arkansas at Colorado State Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers’ assistant coaching staff on the offensive side of the football is almost complete. Head coach Matt LaFleur has reportedly selected the team’s final primary position coach, filling the open wide receivers coach job.

The pick is Alvis Whitted, according to Tom Silverstein of Packersnews.com. Whitted will come to Green Bay after coaching wide receivers at Colorado State University for seven seasons, where he had two players drafted (Rashard Higgins, 2016, and Michael Gallup, 2018) and likely will have a third selected in the 2019 NFL Draft (Preston Williams).

Whitted spent nine seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver and special teams contributor, playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders from 1998 to 2006. Whitted started 24 of his 123 career games, catching 74 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns while adding a handful of kickoff returns, including one he returned for a 98-yard touchdown in 1999. He primarily served as a kickoff returner in college at North Carolina State, scoring twice on returns.

The remainder of the staff will be filled out by assistant position coaches and special teams coaches.