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Packers hire ex-Bucs staffer Van Pelt to coach running backs

The Green Bay Packers have officially moved Ben McAdoo to quarterbacks coach, named Jerry Fontenot tight ends coach and added Alex Van Pelt as their running backs coach, the team announced Monday.

The team also named John Rushing an offensive assistant/special teams coach and Joel Hilgenberg assistant offensive line coach.

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McAdoo had been the Packers' tight ends coach since 2006. He takes the place of Tom Clements, who was promoted to offensive coordinator after Joe Philbin left to become head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

Fontenot, the team's running backs coach last season, will be entering his seventh season on Green Bay's coaching staff.

Van Pelt was the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past two seasons. He played nine seasons at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora had previously reported that McAdoo would become the team's quarterbacks coach. According to La Canfora, the Packers blocked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from interviewing McAdoo for their vacant offensive coordinator position, which recently was filled by former Giants quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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