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Packers could block Alex Van Pelt from moving on


The Packers have lost one long-time offensive assistant this offseason, but they don’t have to lose another if they choose.

According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers could block a team from trying to hire running backs coach Alex Van Pelt since he remains under contract through 2014.

Quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, whose contract had expired, was able to jump to the Giants as offensive coordinator.

There have been reports linking Van Pelt as a possibility to work for Mike Pettine if he gets the Browns head coaching job.

But Van Pelt could also shift over to his natural position as well. The former Bills quarterback makes the most sense to replace McAdoo, so the Packers may be inclined to prevent his moving on.

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7 Responses to “Packers could block Alex Van Pelt from moving on”
  1. ariani1985 says: Jan 23, 2014 9:14 AM

    Did they bribe him with fake stock?

  2. dahmergeinteam says: Jan 23, 2014 9:23 AM

    I like Pelts. They shade the glare of the bulbs, yaa know.

  3. aamys says: Jan 23, 2014 9:26 AM

    Maybe a little turnover in our coaching staff could liven things up. I think there is more the Greene leaving than they origionaly let on.

  4. blantoncollier says: Jan 23, 2014 9:49 AM

    Is this correct? Was always under the impression, NFL rules permitted you to leave for a promotion. Teams can block a lateral move.

  5. djshnooks says: Jan 23, 2014 1:34 PM

    And Buffalo couldn’t do this with Pettine?

    What a joke.

  6. yohochecko says: Jan 23, 2014 2:08 PM

    You cannot block a coach from leaving for a head coaching job (or a personnel guy from leaving for a “final say” GM job). But, if under contract, you can block other coaching moves–even if they are promotions. Last year, Green Bay blocked McAdoo from a chance to leave. This year, his contract expired so he was able to become a coordinator.

  7. graz19692001graz1969 says: Jan 24, 2014 5:27 PM

    Well maybe now their offense can really do better. Now have to work on the defense. To me both awful!

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