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Packers Add Patrick Graham To Defensive Staff

The Green Bay Packers are bringing in another one of Ben McAdoo’s former assistants. After adding Frank Cignetti as quarterbacks coach, Mike McCarthy has added former New York Giants’ defensive line coach Patrick Graham.

It is yet to be revealed what Graham’s role will be.

While the Packers have an opening at defensive line coach after parting ways with Mike Trgovac, we had been hearing they would also part ways with Winston Moss. He was the linebackers coach last season.

The addition of Graham suggests that still may happen. Both Moss and safeties coach Darren Perry interviewed for the Packers’ defensive coordinator position that went to Mike Pettine. Cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt was also in that group, but he was immediately promoted after Pettine was hired.

That’s a sign that McCarthy holds Whitt in high regard, but perhaps doesn’t mind if he loses Moss or Perry.

This could continue an interesting offseason of reshuffling the deck for the Packers.

Graham has been either the linebackers coach or defensive line coach of the New England Patriots starting in 2011. He coached the Giants’ defensive line from 2016-17.

Joseph Bonham

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  1. KILLER January 12, 2018

    More than credible hire despite the McAdoo endorsement.

    1. Kato January 13, 2018

      Yeah, because you are an expert on the matter. You talk a big game, you ever consider heading up a scouting department there sport?

      1. KILLER January 15, 2018

        Send me the terms of your offer and contact information and I’ll have my agent call you. Make sure it is your best offer as I have quite a few suitors.