Alex Van Pelt

Alex Van Pelt

The Green Bay Packers will go back to having a full-time receivers’ coach, which they didn’t have last season.

Quality control assistant Luke Getsy has been promoted to wide receivers coach and Alex Van Pelt will coach quarterbacks only, after he coached both wide receivers and quarterbacks last season.

Coach Mike McCarthy will meet with reporters to discuss the moves today but told the teams website that the coaching responsibilities did not “hit the target” last year, and the resulting drop-off in offense “had to be evaluated.”

McCarthy rounded out his new staff with four new hirings.  The Packers confirmed that Ben Sirmans will replace running backs coach Sam Gash who was let go.  Brian Angelichio replaces fired tight ends’ coach Jerry Fontenot.  David Raih becomes an assistant offensive line coach after Mike Solar left to join the New York Giants’ staff and San Francisco defensive assistant Ejiro Evero comes in as defensive quality control coach.

Assistant coach John Rushing was no retained.

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