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One Packers Coach will Not Return Next Season

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy announced a change to his coaching staff for 2017 on Thursday during the end of the season press conference.

Associate head coach/offense and longtime offensive assistant Tom Clements will “move on to other interests,” McCarthy said in his season-ending news conference.

Clements has worked for McCarthy since the head coach arrived in Green Bay in 2006.

He served as the quarterbacks coach (2006-11), offensive coordinator (2012-14), and in his current post the past two seasons.

Clements took over play-calling duties in 2015 when McCarthy shuffled the responsibilities on the offensive staff before reverting to the more standard structure late in the year.

Clements’ contract expired at the end of this past season.

“I’d like to take this moment to thank Tom for an incredible 11 years here, what we were able to accomplish here during that time, and really the impact he had not only with us as a coaching staff but with Aaron Rodgers and the quarterbacks,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy voiced full report behind the future of defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

“This is no time for drama,” McCarthy said. “Dom Capers is an outstanding football coach. That doesn’t change. He had a tough challenge in front of him this year, and once again, that coaching staff dealt with a lot.

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