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Report: Philbin returning to Packers staff

Field Level Media

Former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is expected to rejoin coach Mike McCarthy’s staff, according to a report from ESPN on Saturday.

Philbin spent nine seasons with the Packers, including five as offensive coordinator, before leaving in 2012 to become head coach of the Miami Dolphins. He went 24-28 in Miami before being fired early in the 2015 season.

Philbin spent the past two seasons as the offensive line coach and assistant head coach with the Indianapolis Colts.

McCarthy is still restructuring his staff following the decision to take offensive coordinator responsibilities away from Edgar Bennett. Quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt let his contract expire in order to explore other jobs, and receivers coach Luke Getsy left to become the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State.

Colts assistant Jim Hostler will be hired to fill the receivers coach opening, according to a report from the Sporting News.

Philbin, 56, is expected to handle offensive coordinator duties, but McCarthy will continue calling plays, the ESPN report said.

The Packers still have at least three positions to fill on defense, including defensive coordinator following the firing of Dom Capers.

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