Pettine hired as Bears defensive assistant

NFL

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is seen before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

(WFRV) – Former Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has a new job, and he’s not going far either.

On Wednesday, the Chicago Bears announced they hired Pettine as a senior defensive assistant. This comes less than two weeks after Pettine left Green Bay after his contract expired.

Last season the Packers finished ninth in yards allowed, but still gave up an average of 23.1 points a game. That was middle of the pack compared to the rest of the NFL.

Pettine will serve as a sounding board for new Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Meanwhile the Packers officially announced the hiring of former Rams linebackers coach Joe Barry as their replacement for Pettine.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

High School Sports Xtra: Local 5 Top 5 Plays, Team of the Week

High School Sports Xtra: Recapping boys basketball sectionals, state brackets revealed

High School Sports Xtra: Girls State Basketball Recap

Xavier, Wrightstown, Lourdes Academy & NEW Lutheran punch tickets to state

Papermakers get over the hump, head to state

Notre Dame claims fourth state title in program history