GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers promoted Shawn Slocum to special-teams coach Thursday to replace the retired Mike Stock.
Stock, 69, retired two weeks ago after 44 years in coaching, but he had previously said he hoped he could return for a fourth season with the Packers.
The unit's problems figured in Green Bay's 6-10 season and failure to make the playoffs. After the season, the Packers also dismissed six assistant coaches, including defensive coordinator Bob Sanders.
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