The Green Bay Packers fired a pair of assistant coaches this week after last week’s season-ending loss to the Arizona Cardinals. One of the assistants let go was tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot.
According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, the Packers have found Fontenot’s replacement. The team is set to hire former Cleveland Browns tight ends coach Brian Angelichio.
Angelichio was let go by the Browns after Mike Pettine was fired as head coach at the end of the season. He has four seasons of NFL experience, two seasons with the Browns and two under Greg Schiano with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tight ends under Angelichio have had strong seasons. Tim Wright caught 54 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns with the Buccaneers in 2013 and Gary Barnidge had a stellar 2015 season with 79 catches for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns in Cleveland.