Report: Packers hire Angelichio as TE coach

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Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers catches a pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings.

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy appears to be already filling the missing pieces to his staff.

The Packers have hired tight ends coach Brian Angelichio, according to Fox Sports. Angelichio was the Cleveland Browns tight ends coach last season after coaching Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight ends in 2012 and 2013.

He will replace former Packers tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot, who McCarthy chose to not retain earlier this week. His biggest responsibility figures to be further developing former third-round tight end Richard Rodgers, as well as any young tight end the Packers bring into the organization this offseason.

Though Angelichio has not coached with a winning team in his three NFL seasons, he has overseen solid tight end production. He helped develop undrafted rookie Tim Wright into a promising tight end prospect in 2013. Perhaps his most impressive work came last season with tight end Gary Barnidge.

A former fifth-round pick with the Carolina Panthers, Barnidge not only had a career year in 2015. His 79 catches, 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns were more than he had in his previous seven seasons combined.

The Packers still need to fill their running backs coach vacancy after not retaining Sam Gash earlier this week. they also have to find a new assistant offensive line coach after the New York Giants hired Mike Solar, who spent one year in Green Bay. and follow him on Twitter @ByRyanWood

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