Packers News: Mike Smith hired as outside linebackers coach

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A roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers articles for Saturday, January 26.

Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report. The Green Bay Packers continue to build their coaching staff. On Friday, the team announced that they have hired Mike Smith to become the new outside linebackers coach. Smith worked with defensive coordinator Mike Pettine with the New York Jets.

In the Packers News Report today: which players on the roster are entering the final years of their contract? And what must they do to earn a new deal? Also, why Grady Jarrett would be a great free agency addition for Green Bay, and more.

Here’s a roundup of the latest articles from around the internet.

News and notes from around FanSided

Last chance: Packers with expiring contracts in 2020 (Lombardi Ave)

Brady Busha takes a look ahead to players on the roster set to hit free agency next offseason. What must each player do this season to receive a new long-term contract in Green Bay?

Free agency: Grady Jarrett would be a great addition to defense (Lombardi Ave)

Why Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Grady Jarrett would be a great addition to Mike Pettine’s defense if he hits free agency this March.

NFL Free Agency: Possible cap casualties that could have big markets (NFL Mocks – Erik Lambert)

Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks looks at potential cap casualties around the league ahead of free agency.

More news and notes from around the internet

Reviewing the Packers’ disastrous special teams play in 2018 (PackersWire – Zach Kruse)

Packers rookie Jaire Alexander contested passes more often than any other cornerback (Acme Packing Company – Evan “Tex” Western)

Matt LaFleur taking a risk entrusting offensive line to young assistant coach ( – Pete Dougherty)

Davante Adams misses Packers’ milestone more than bonus money (ESPN – Rob Demovsky)

Through the Lens: A four-minute window ( – Evan Siegle)

How explosive plays affect the Packers (The Power Sweep – Gary Zilavy)

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