Packers head coach McCarthy given 1-year contract extension

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McAdoo coached tight ends for six years in Green Bay, then took over as the team's quarterbacks coach in 2012. It's one of a number of changes following a season McCarthy said simply wasn't up to the organization's standards.

McCarthy is expected to address the changes at his season wrap-up news conference on Thursday. Philbin spent the past two seasons as the Indianapolis Colts' assistant head coach and offensive line coach under Chuck Pagano, who was sacked earlier this week. Ex-Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio interviewed for the Bears' vacant head-coaching position Wednesday but could be available if the team hires someone else to replace John Fox.

Thompson was in his second year as the Packers general manager and had previously worked in Green Bay's front office from 1992-2000.

Offensive line coach James Campen, the longest-tenured Packers assistant coach, also could be under consideration for the offensive coordinator job. They finished with the 21st-ranked offense - the lowest ranking for Green Bay since 2006 - while scoring just 20 points per game. He left Green Bay in 2013 to become offensive coordinator for the Giants, and took over as the team's head coach in 2016. I love playing for Dom.

According to Demovsky, it is possible Bennett will remain with the Packers in some other capacity, but he will not be offensive coordinator. On a personal note, Ted's work ethic, humility and loyalty are almost unparalleled, and it has been one of the great honors of my life to work beside him. Philbin and McAdoo have history in Green Bay. "It's been a pleasure to work for him", McCarthy said Thursday of former Packers General Manager Ted Thompson.

"The draft-and-develop still needs to be the core of who you are", McCarthy said.

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers' coaching changes weren't limited to the defensive side of the ball. Injuries sapped depth the last two seasons at the cornerback position, forcing younger players who may not have been ready for bigger roles to step up. "We have all the confidence in the world in Mike; we're going to have great success moving forward".

McCarthy said the Packers "need to have the most competitive roster" in the league.